Buddha heirloom returned to Sri Lanka by Hampshire family

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A Buddha statue from an important religious site has been returned to Sri Lanka, 100 years after it was gifted to a British man, the BBC reported.

Members of the Bell family have handed this statue down through the generations after archaeologist and explorer Harry Charles Purvis Bell, known as HCP Bell, was given the statue during a visit to a temple in the 19th century, while he was working in Sri Lanka.

Now HCP Bell's grandson Reverend Kenneth Bell and his daughter Fiona have travelled from their homes in Overton, Hampshire to return the statue to its home inside the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy.

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  • Sunil Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:35 PM

    What a noble act. Rev. Kenneth Bell has done the right thing. Thank you very much indeed.

    Pradeep Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:37 PM

    Great people always do the right thing even at a later stage. May the power of Nobel Triple Gem bless you all

    Ari Thursday, 16 January 2020 06:48 PM

    Thank you very much for returning out treasures. We hope all the other artifacts pillaged from Sri Lanka will be returned.

    palitha senarathna Thursday, 16 January 2020 09:14 PM

    How many valuable things they have taken away from Sri Lanka those days?? ask them to return all of those things.


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