Sri Lanka : BK Retreat for Colombo and Upcountry Zone was held at Saraswathy Hall at Bambalapitiya, Colombo where Percy Mahendra Rajapaksa, Former President of Sri Lanka visited the retreat and met BK Dr. Nirmala, , Regional Co-ordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Australia and Asia Pacific. 400 BKs got benefited from the retreat on the theme “Source of Silence & Peace” with BK Dr. Nirmala as the spiritual resource.
Inauguration Ceremony BK Centre at Trico was done by the Chief Guest Mr. Shan Wijayalal De Silva, Hon. Governor of Eastern Province and BK Dr. Nirmala. Guests of Honour included BK Ganesh, National Co-ordinator of Brahma Kumaris in Sri Lanka, Mr. D.M.S. Abayagunawardana, Chief Secretary, Eastern Provincial Council and Mr. Nissanka Pushpakumara, Government Agent, Trincomalee.
Inauguration of renovated Building of of BK Center in Kotahena was done in the presence of Minister Mano Ganesan (Member of Parliament), Ministry of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs. The minister received sweet and blessings from BK Dr. Nirmala on the occasion.
BK Retreat was also held in Easter zone(Batticaloa Centre) for Northern & Eastern Zone BKs on the theme “Source of Silence & Peace” attended by 500 people.
Public programme was held for IP/VIP on the topic ” Be the change you wish” at BK Center in Dehiwela .
National Centre Residents Retreat was held at Dehiwela center on how to make BK Centres as sacred places for spiritual nurturing.