An event was organized by the Central Cultural Fund to commemorate the international Vesak festival 2017 in temple trees. Exhibition of many Buddhist artifacts and relics was the major of events of the festival. Special Buddha Rashmi Vesak region was declared within the area of Prime minister’s office, Department of Archaeology and Hunupitiya Gangarama temple.
International Vesak publication titled ‘Buddha Rashmi Vesak volume : Essays in Buddhism and Monastic Archaeology’ was published by the CCF. The publication edited by Prof.Prishanta Gunawardhana director General of CCF, Prof.Robin Coningham and Prof. Krishnan Nampoothiri. The publication was handed over Honorable Prime Minister Mr Ranil wickremesinghe on 10th may 2017.