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Sri Lankan president leaves for home
Sep 3, 2018-
President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena returned home on Sunday after concluding his two-day long goodwill visit to Nepal. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population Upendra Yadav bade farewell to Sri Lankan President Sirisena at the VIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport. The President of Sri Lanka had arrived in Nepal on August 29, leading the Sri Lankan delegation in the Fourth BIMSTEC Summit that concluded on August 31. The Sri Lankan President and his spouse Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari were on a goodwill visit to Nepal from September 1 at the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Earlier in the day, he visited the Aanadakuti Vihar in Swayambhu, Kathmandu, where he inspected the Buddha’s relics as it was under renovation with the financial support of Sri Lanka.
Sanghanayak Bhikshu Mahasthabir, a patron at the Vihar Bhikshu Maitri Mahasthabir, and Kaudanya Mahasthabir, general secretary at All Nepal Bhikshu Federation, briefed the President on the activities of the Vihar. On the occasion, a statue of the Lord Buddha was handed over to the President and the President presented the Vihar with an artistic silver urn.
Published: 03-09-2018 07:41