President Mahinda Rajapaksa would visit Bodhi Gaya in India on February, Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam, an Indian news agency PTI reported.
Mr. Kariyawasam revealed this during a meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. “… President Mahinda Rajapaksa would visit Bodh Gaya on February 8 and had expressed keenness to meet him, which the chief minister readily agreed to,” he has said.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, the high commissioner had also said that resurgence of Bihar was widely appreciated in Sri Lanka and the pattern of growth in the state in the last five year is a learning experience.
The work done in the field of art, culture and tourism in the state has impressed Lankan tourists, Kariyawasam said after meeting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, according to an official statement here.
He said a large number of people from his country visit Bodh Gaya every year to have a glimpse of the sacred Bodhi tree and his countrymen were happy over expansion of tourism facilities in Bihar.
The chief minister told the Sri Lankan dignitary that the Bihar government was making efforts to give a new look to the ancient Nalanda university.
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner also thanked Kumar for successful conduct of the world Buddhist meet here early this month. The meet was inaugurated by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
He is making private visits as Official, then, every cost will be born by State
thomas Sunday, 27 January 2013 05:28 AM
he does only trips, spend our money on lavish trips. He is only good in deal with subcontinet goverments because all are in line with him, like corruption etc.....
Ranjit Sunday, 27 January 2013 06:19 AM
Official Trip to Worship at Buddha Gaya. People pay for these expeditions not involved with matters of the state.. Hypocritical relgiosity. .While people suffer.
lamaya Sunday, 27 January 2013 06:05 PM
Are you giving your money to the president. All bullshit remarks.lankawe harak e
sgn Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:56 PM
Yes before march you should visit india.
kamal Saturday, 26 January 2013 02:54 PM
Sir,Can you please visit Kuragala in Balangoda?
GonAliya Saturday, 26 January 2013 03:02 PM
Come to Canada, it is now -30C
wal alliya Saturday, 26 January 2013 03:14 PM
When visits Rome --- he goes as a CATHOLIC!!!!!
PlayBoy Saturday, 26 January 2013 03:44 PM
Suddenly a visit to Bodhi Gaya? Something wrong somewhere..
Ampattan Sunday, 27 January 2013 08:44 AM
Sir, I make a humble request to you. Do not take plane lot of your goons. Please go on your own rather than spending our money like water. Thanking you.
ANTON Saturday, 26 January 2013 03:55 PM
mohan perera Sunday, 27 January 2013 09:32 AM
visit varnasi also please, take dr mervin with you
Dalu Banda Saturday, 26 January 2013 04:28 PM
Sir can you visit Kahawala, off Padukka, just 35 Km, Malagala Paara Horana, the road is very bad.
Real Peace Saturday, 26 January 2013 04:28 PM
That means a busy schedule for Vaikoo....!!!
John Sunday, 27 January 2013 10:31 AM
....gradually being replaced by less competency and the cycle continues....
Pasel Sunday, 27 January 2013 10:57 AM
Clean his family sins No benefit for the country and the poor people are paying for his Coozy trip
sellam Saturday, 26 January 2013 05:21 PM
People become pious and devotional to get rid of their sins. I hope our president is not in that category.
armrizwan Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:18 PM
just another trip on the expense of the people. not only him, there will be more joining him on this trip. All useless governing the country.
Curious Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:22 PM
How would this visit benefit the country ?
Charles D BatePossib Monday, 28 January 2013 01:38 AM
Possibly by the President being out of the Country!!!!
Pasel Sunday, 27 January 2013 12:49 AM
Is it a official visit? If yes for what purpose ? Who is picking up the tab?
jokers Sunday, 27 January 2013 01:00 AM
Needs a good Washing machine to cleanse!!!
weha Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:26 AM
He He the thing is no Mega Sawari to countries like this :D :D
ANTON Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:29 AM
THEY ALL WILL DO SHOPPING IN INDIA FOR YOU AND ME
patriot Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:34 AM
MR , please feed flood victims first before your personal trip, that's not going to help us, First People voted for you , then prayer Sir!
Dilshan Silva Sunday, 27 January 2013 02:55 AM
Pasel, we idiots are going to shoulder the tab.
lalitha Sunday, 27 January 2013 03:46 AM
Increase in anti-riot equipment n now looking for gods blessing. looks like he's gearing up for a tough yr....
raviraj Monday, 28 January 2013 04:04 AM
are you kidding, who ever visits Bodhgaya to benefit the country
Mark Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:04 AM
Please visit Hague as well.
raviraj Monday, 28 January 2013 04:05 AM
official or private or secret, the tab is always on us. Expect more petrol price increases
raviraj Monday, 28 January 2013 04:09 AM
lamaya don't you pay taxes
Jagath Leanage Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:21 AM
According to Buddhism there isn't a word called "CONFESSION". (pau sama kara ganeema). "KARMAYA" is the word Buddhism have.
raviraj Monday, 28 January 2013 04:10 AM
if you want to cleanse your sins and earn blessings, you got to do it with your own money. Otherwise it does'nt stick
NA Sunday, 27 January 2013 04:48 AM
Even if he meets the future Buddha or the god, nothing will ever change for him or the country he rules. On a different topic, All the educated people are fleeing Sri Lanka and whoever is running the country got no clue how to run it. You are wondering why Western countries called us a failed state. Migration has benefited the country in a different way however. Every person who migrates is leaving behind a position for another Sri Lankan to fill, which is good. Don't blame the people who are migrating and there is a reason.
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