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President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand from the 1st to the 4th

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President Maithripala Sirisena will undertake an official visit to the Kingdom of Thailand from the 1st to the 4th November on the invitation of the Prime Minister of Thailand, General Prayuth Chan-o-Cha.

This visit also coincides with the celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

During the visit, President Sirisena will be received in audience by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Bilateral discussions will also be held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Chan-o-Cha.

The discussions will focus on areas of mutual interest to enhance closer links and cooperation between the two countries.

A number of religious and cultural events are also reportedly being planned. Sirisena is expected to bring a Buddhist relic from Mahiyangana Raja Maha Vihara in Sri Lanka – believed to be the site of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha’s first visit to the country – to Thailand for Thais to worship at Phutthamonthon, a Buddhist park in Thailand, up to November 16. He will also give a Buddha rock carving to the Thai government at Thammaram Temple in Ayutthaya, a city which used to be the capital of an ancient Siamese kingdom. Sixty monks from temples across Sri Lanka will also travel to Thailand to be part of these religious events.

More about Buddhist history between Sri Lanka and Thailand https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1154888804538084&substory_index=0&id=858322904194677

Sri Lanka thailand buddhist temple project https://m.facebook.com/Srilankathailandbuddhisttemple/

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