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22 February 2015 03:26 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Narendra Modi may visit Sri Lanka’s ancient capital Anuradhapura during his tour to the island nation next month.

Modi is set to travel to Colombo on March 13 and pay a visit to Jaffna on March 14. New Delhi, however, is trying to squeeze in to the itinerary a brief visit to Anuradhapura – a World Heritage Site, which has not only been an ancient political capital of Sri Lanka from 4th century BC to 11th Century AD, but has also been a centre of Theraveda Buddhism for ages.

According to the sources in New Delhi, prime minister is keen to visit the ancient political and religious capital of Sri Lanka. Officials are now exploring possibilities for a brief tour to the ancient city, either on the first or second day of his visit to the island nation, he added.

Modi is understood to be keen to visit Anuradhapura, as it is the place, where Mahendra, son of Emperor Ashoka of India, had delivered two public speeches on Buddhism in 3rd century BC.(DH)

  Comments - 8

  • Bassa Sunday, 22 February 2015 05:29 PM

    Why Mr Moidayoo, Are you suggesting that Sri Lanka declares war on India?What bravado and i am confident you will send your son to war!!

    Cheers Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:20 AM

    Interest says heritage sites but intimacy says North who is he tring to fool and our current govt will have to fulfil more demands soon once the visit is completed and this is TNA and Tamil body force to modhi who is trying to be a saint and Sri lankan Sinhalese will not tolerate this nonsense

    Lokka Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:25 AM

    Yes Sir, pl. visit both Anuradhapura and :Polonnaruwa. These two cities were destroyed by the South Indian invaders and along with it, the ancient Sinhala civilization.

    ANTON Sunday, 22 February 2015 09:33 AM


    asitha Sunday, 22 February 2015 06:37 PM

    sri Lankas security is depend on according to the relationship we maintain with India whether we like or not them. keep in mind that Mr modi is the strongest leader imarged in india after King ashoka in 3rd BC.

    moidayoo Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:03 PM

    What a double standard policy. These are the guys who breeded terrorists in this island and now they are acting like angles of salvation. SL needs charismatic leaders.

    MADURM22 Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:26 PM

    Well said Anton !! Apart from the fat lady, there are also Karu and Vaiko who need to keep their mouths shut.

    mano Sunday, 22 February 2015 02:35 PM

    Anyway Indian government helped to win the war With titigers. They never helped Tamils.

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