Over 250 people gathered at a grand food festival held at the Heston Primary School, in Heston on Saturday 14th of March 2015. This event was organized by the devotees of the Athula Dassana International Buddhist Temple.
Ven. Wanduramba Kassapa Thero, the chief abbot of the temple said that this day was special since a food festival is a celebration of the different tastes of the community, which supports Sri Lankan traditional foods.
The event was organized to raise funds to build kitchen and shrine area of the New Athula Dassana Temple in Feltham. The event began with the lighting of the oil lamp by Ven.Wanduraba Kassapa Thero, Mrs Anoma Warnakulasooriya and other sponsors who participated in the event.
Everyone enjoyed a great selection of traditional Sri Lankan foods & other delicacies, sweets, drinks, batiks and crafts. The Islanders band presented fantastic music during the festival. At the end of the day they held a cake auction to generate funds. Ms. Maheshi Kokila provided the cakes for this auction.