Speaker Lankan Parliament leads senior monks, scholars to revive Pakistan's Gandhara trail

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Speaker Lankan Parliament leads senior monks, scholars to revive Pakistan's Gandhara trail

COLOMBO, Apr 19 (APP): A high level delegation of 40 high ranking Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks as well as eminent Buddhist scholars led by Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya left for Pakistan on Monday evening for a week-long visit.

The delegation comprises senior monks of all Buddhist chapters including Most Ven. (Dr) Ittpahane Dhammalankara Nayake Thero, Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Daharmavijayaloka Maha Viharaya, Most Ven.

The visit aims to introduce the rich Buddhist Gandhara heritage of Pakistan to the people of Sri Lanka as well as to revive the Gandhara trail which has its capital and cultural hub at the present day Taxila.