In Pictures: Sri Lanka President brings sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha from Bangladesh

Apr 20, Colombo: After a successful state visit to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in the country today with a sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha.

The Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne was at the Katunayake International Airport to welcome the President. The premier is seen here bearing the relics alongside the President at the airport on arrival.

 

 President giving the tooth relic to prime minister – Photo Courtesy Colombo Page


Srilankan Prime Minister holding Holy Hair Relic on his head
The Chief incumbent of the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Most Venerable Galaboda Gnanissara Thero, First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Cabinet Ministers along with the clergy and laymen were present at the airport.


(Photos by Nalin Hewapathirana for Colombo Page)

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