Scared Buddhist relics from Ven. Dhammarathana Nayaka Thero, Chief Incumbent of Mihinthale Rajamaha Viharaya, Sri Lanka were handed over to the Veluvanarama Buddhist temple of Laos at Boussy Saint Georges in France by Ven. Paravahera Chandrarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of International Buddhist Centre in Le Bourget France, at a special ceremony held on 30th July 2022.
Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Kshanika Hirimburegama, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the French Republic & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO stated that the handing over of the most sacred relics from Sri Lanka will further strengthen the existing Buddhist and cultural relations between the two Sri Lanka and Laos. Further the Ambassador stated that Sri Lanka will give every possible assistance to propagate the teachings of Gauthama Buddha, bringing peace and serenity to humanity.
Ven. Paravahera Chandrarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of International Buddhist Centre in Paris observed that the handing over the Sacred relics from Mininthale Rajamaha Viharaya, Sri Lanka, to Veluvanarama Buddhist temple of Laos in Boussy Saint Georges, will be a historic event and it will further enhance Buddhist cooperation among the communities.
Handing over of the Sacred Relics from Sri Lanka to Laos temple in France was carried out under the auspices of Rev Paravahera Chandrarathana Thero, Chief Incumbent of International Buddhist Centre in Le Bourget France.
Chief Incumbent of the Veluvanarama Buddhist temple of Laos thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for providing the most sacred relics and assured that Laos devotees are eagerly waiting to worship the Sacred relics.
Buddhist monks from both International Buddhist Centre of Sri Lanka and Veluvanarama Buddhist temple of Laos as well as Lao and Sri Lankan Buddhist devotees attended the event.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
01 August 2022