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* Indian Prime Minister to inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Sri Lanka
Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 07:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation in UN Vesak Day celebrations to be conducted in Sri Lanka in May this year, according to Minister of Justice and Buddha Sasana Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.

Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate UN Vesak Day in Colombo on May 12, Minister Rajapakshe said here on Wednesday.

During his visit, Mr Modi will hold bilateral meetings with the Sri Lankan leadership. The two countries are likely to finalize development cooperation agreements, in addition to discussing key bilateral matters including the Palk Bay fisheries conflict.

The specifics of Mr. Modi's visit and travel plans within Sri Lanka are being firmed up, The Hindu reported according to Colombo-based sources.

This is Mr Modi's second official visit to the country. In March 2015, he came to Sri Lanka, marking the first bilateral visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Sri Lanka in nearly three decades. It also pointed to renewed Indo-Lanka ties following a change in leadership here.

The United Nations Day of Vesak is celebrated annually in Buddhist countries. This is the first time Sri Lanka has been given the opportunity to host this festival.

Many world leaders have been invited to the first ever United Nations' Wesak Day celebrations to be held in in Sri Lanka this year.

This year's celebration, with the theme 'Buddhist teachings for social justice and sustainable world peace', will be marked through a series of programs from May 12-14, in which leaders from the region are expected to participate.

 


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