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Merit making ceremony on the auspicious occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X

The Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organized a merit making ceremony on the auspicious occasion of the Coronation of King Rama X at the residence of H.E. Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sri Lanka on 4 May 2019. The event is attended by the Thai community in Colombo as well as a number of Sri Lankans, which include the president and board members of the Sri Lanka – Thailand Society, the Sri Lanka - Thailand Business Council, and the CEO of INSEE Cement, and Thai Airways International.

The ceremony is presided over by Ven. Dr. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Maha Nayaka Theo, the abbot of the Dipaduttamarama Temple. Two Thai monks from Jayasekhararamaya also participated in the ceremony, which include Buddhist chantings and almsgiving to 10 Buddhist monks. An exhibition about the biography and royal activities of His Majesty King Rama X is displayed alongside the religious event.

This merit making ceremony is a part of the religious ceremony organized by all Thai diplomatic missions around the world on the first day of the Coronation Ceremony, a 3-day event which takes place in Bangkok from 4-6 May 2019. The Coronation Ceremony is an ancient royal practice to complete the procedure of the enthronement of the King of Thailand. It is an important event in Thailand where the monarchy is the core institution. For more information about the Coronation, please visit https://thailand.prd.go.th/ewt_news.php?nid=7716