Sri Lankan President, PM inaugurate display of Buddha’s relics from Pakistan

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Sri Lankan President, PM inaugurate display of Buddha’s relics from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, May 22 (APP): Sri Lankan President Maithripala
Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe have inaugurated an exposition of the most sacred relics of the Buddha brought from Pakistan in an impressive ceremony at Temple Trees.

A large number of senior monks/religious scholars, Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, senior government Ministers, high level government officials, Secretary Heritage Pakistan Mohsin Haqqani, Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr Sarfraz Sipra, curator of Taxila Museum as well as officers of the High Commission attended the inaugural ceremony, said a message received here from Colombo.

The sacred relics included two holy bone relics of the Buddha,
a golden casket containing the relics and a stone reliquary in stupa shape.