After the Poya (Full Moon Day) celebration in the main Buddhist Temple near Colombo, the ceremonies started for the Ordination of the Thai Buddhist Nuns into full Bhikkhunis.
One of the new Bhikkhunis is former Vice-Chair of the ILBF, Venerable Bodhi
The Ceremonies started with the Katihna celebration in which the lay community offer new robes.
After a few early mornings, a lot of chanting and drumming the nuns are now fully ordained Bhikkhunis.
The ordination took place at the Sakyaditha Training & Meditation Centre in Sri Lanka (about 25km south of Colombo) and the nuns are from Nirodharam Temple near Chiang Mai, Thailand.