The newly established Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Hurdal, Norway was declared open on 3 July 2021 collectively by the Ven. Marathugoda Manirathana thero, Chief incumbents of Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara and Ven. Unapane Pemananda thero in collaboration with Tisarana Sri Lanka Buddhist Affiliation in Norway.
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Norway Godfrey Cooray, Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt, Diocese of Borg, Mayor of Hurdal, Paul Johan Moltzau, Secretary Basic Buddhist Federation of Norway Egil Lothe, appearing parish priest in Hurdal Karin Krissly, members and buddies of Tisarana Buddhist Affiliation, Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Norway and residents of Hurdal attended the opening ceremony.
Oslo Buddhist Vihara was based in 2011 by the Tisarana Sri Lanka Buddhist affiliation with the help of the Buddhist Federation of Norway. Ven. Marathugoda Manirathana Thero, was appointed as chief monk of Oslo Buddhist Vihara whereas Ven. Unapane Pemananda Thero is the non secular and religious chief.
Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in Oslo moved to a brand new location at a three-acre property with a big constructing advanced in Hurdal Municipality with even larger ambitions of serving the folks of Norway. The newly established temple was inaugurated in response to Buddhist traditions. The principle theme of the opening ceremony was unity and interreligious dialogue.
Embassy of Sri Lanka