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The High Commissioner-Designate of India to Sri Lanka offers prayers to Lord Buddha via Video Calls to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya and the Most Venerable Anunayake Thero of Malwatte Nikayas

High Commission of India
Colombo
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The High Commissioner-Designate of India to Sri Lanka offers prayers to Lord Buddha via Video Calls to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya and the Most Venerable Anunayake Thero of Malwatte Nikayas  


         The High Commissioner-designate of India HE Gopal Baglay offered prayers to Lord Buddha through a video call each to the Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Nikaya and the Most Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Anunayake Thero of Malwatte Nikaya today morning.

2. The High Commissioner-designate prayed for health, happiness, peace and prosperity of the people of Sri Lanka and India. 

3. He also stressed that Buddhism is one of the strongest pillars connecting the two nations and civilizations from the time when the Great Indian Emperor Ashoka sent his children Arhat Mahinda and Theri Sangamitta to spread the teachings of Lord Buddha at the request of King Devanampiya Tissa of Sri Lanka. He sought Lord Buddha’s blessings in further strengthening the multifaceted ties between the two friendly maritime neighbours. 

4. The Most Venerable Mahanayake and the Most Venerable Anunayake welcomed the High Commissioner-designate to Sri Lanka and blessed him for a happy and fruitful tenure here.  

5. The High Commissioner-designate had arrived in Sri Lanka on 08 May 2020 during the auspicious week of Vesak onboard a special aircraft carrying the fourth gift consignment of essential medicines and medical items weighing 12.5 tonnes from India to Sri Lanka.

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Colombo 

21 Vaishakh Saka 1942
11 May 2020

 

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