Sri Lanka offered Sacred Buddha Relics to Thailand on Thursday in an act seen as strengthening the religious relations between the two countries.
President Maithripala Sirisena offered the sacred relics to the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Somkid Jatusripitak when he called on President Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.
The Sacred Buddha Relics, which had been brought from Beragala, Galewela Rajamaha Viharaya to Sathbudu Maha Viharaya in Pannipitiya were brought to the Presidential Secretariat on Thursday.
President Sirisena and the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand discussed further improving religious relations between the two countries as both countries practice Theravada Buddhism. They also discussed about expanding of opportunities for Thailand devotees to visit religious places in Sri Lanka.
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