Sunday, 18 August 2019

Japanese Peace Pagoda (Ampara)

Japanese Peace Pagoda, Ampara
The Peace Pagoda (also known as Japan Sama Cetiya) is a Japanese styled Stupa situated on the verge of Ampara Wewa in Ampara District, Sri Lanka. The site can be reached by travelling along the Inginiyagala - Ampara road, about 3.5 km distance from Ampara town.

This Stupa is one of the four Japan Peace Pagodas in the country. It with a retinue of 99 small pagodas was constructed with the objective of commemorating the 99th birthday of Ven. Nichidatsu Fugii Maha Thera (1885-1985) of Nipponzan-Myōhōji of Japan. The completed Stupa was declared open on 28 February 1988, by the then Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene.

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