EGC Transmission 2021

EGC Transmission 2021 – an unforgettable event.

The Virtual transmission took place on 30th August to September 3rd 2021. This was an unbelievable and unforgettable experience for the Province of Sri Lanka. At present Sri Lanka is under lockdown due to the pandemic. We are unable to move or travel and are confined to our homes in order to be safe. However, the virtual transmission gave us the opportunity to interact, to chat, to share, to see and enjoy meeting everyone in the Province including our dearest elderly sisters in Galle community. The impossibility was made possible through this virtual transmission. I raise my heart in gratitude to God for there is nothing impossible to God. He has done marvels. “No mind can understand, no eye can see the marvels God has in store for those who love him” (Rom. 8:38) (more…)

COVID 19 Experience in Kegalle

Amidst of COVID 19 pandemic, and bad weather that we experience very badly in our country, our elders are experiencing monotonous way of life. We need to get them out of this way of life. During Vesak festival, usually they go out and enjoy the Vesak decorations and dansal. Our Buddhist elders go to nearby temples and observe sil. Unfortunately due to this pandemic situation they are forced to stay inside. What could we do to take them out from this monotonous experience?

Yes, on the 25th of May (pre poya day) we arranged one of the Buddhist monks to visit our home and our Buddhist elders to observe sil.

We also made them to prepare Vesak decorations and decorated our home with lanterns.
On Vesak poya day we organized a Vesak dansal for all the meals and our priests opened the three main dansal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We organized dansal without their knowledge. They were thrilled and enjoyed everything.
Especially our Buddhist elders were very happy. This is what we need. Everything organized by the sisters.
We know you all who are helping us want to see the happiness of our elders. That is why I want to share these photos with you. Please enjoy with our elders.

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New year celebration in “Meth Mihira”

Meth Mihira Special Education Centre AwurudhuCelibration 2021

Sinhala and Tamil New Year is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional new year of the Sinhalese and Tamil people in Sri Lanka. Meth Mihira Special education centre, Moratuwa, recently celebrated Sinhala and Tamil new year on the 8th of April 2021 in the school premises.

        As one of a catholic special need school, the main purpose of celebrating this event was to give a bit of knowledge to the student about the ‘’Dawn customs and traditions’’ follows on this festival. Rev. Fr. Ajith Appuhami, the parish priest of St. Michael’s  church Koralawella, was the chief Guest and Rev. Sr. Antoinette Jayaseeli , (the mother superior) Rev. Sr. Priyanga Gunawardena (sister in charge of the school) ,Ms. Shamanthi , students and parents of Meth Mihira and the parish youth took part in this ceremony.

     Students welcomed the invitees with handfuls of betel and Arathi, giving a prominent place to the Sinhalese and Tamil culture. While boiling milk, everyone was filled with filled hearts full of happiness, and, Rev. Fr. Ajith said the opening prayer to invoke God’s blessings for the New Year celebration. Different customs and traditions as Punyakalaya (Neutral period), preparation of meals, communicating of work, offering betel and worshiping parents and elders, partaking of meals, visiting relations and friends and exchanging new year dishes, anointing the head etc… showed to the students at Gamagedara.(village house)

            This day was more colorful with Awurudu games. The closure of this day marked with a dance of students at Meth Mihira Special Centre. Rev.Fr. Ajith addressed the community and inspired them to value unity and harmony with each other to buildup the school community. All the students were happy as they received new year gifts. Rev.Sr.Priyanga Gunawardena gave the vote of thanks and ended the New Year celebration with National Anthem. It was indeed a happy and beautiful day for all of us at Meth Mihira. May God Bless Meth Mihira!