Sri Lanka President opens International Buddhist Cultural Center

May 15, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon declared open the newly completed International Buddhist Cultural Center in parallel with the 2600th Sambudathwa Jayanthi anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.

The President also renamed the road along which the 16-story Cultural Center is located as the Sambudathwa Jayanthi Mawatha.

A large number of Maha Sangha, ministers, parliamentarians and foreign dignitaries participated in the event.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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