Colombo, May 17 (newsin.asia): The Indian High Commissioner of India, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, on Friday visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy and called on the Most Ven. Thiibbatuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte Chapter and Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Chapter.
The High Commissioner discussed the prevailing security situation with the Most Venerable Mahanayake theros and offered India’s full support to Sri Lanka in dealing with the common threat of Jihadi terrorism.
Both the Mahanayakes deeply appreciated India’s unconditional and strong support for Sri Lanka including in the security sphere.
High Commissioner Sandhu also reviewed the progress of Kandyan Dancing School being constructed with Government of India’s assistance of around 150 million SLR at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy(SIBA) campus in Pallekele, Kandy.
High Commissioner conveyed greetings on the auspicious occasion of Vesak to the Most Venerable Mahanayake Theros and recalled the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Sri Lanka for the International Vesak Day celebration in 2017 and the exposition of the sacred Sarnath Relics in Sri Lanka in 2018.
(The featured image at the top shows Indian envoy Taranjit Singh Sandhu with the Mahnayake of the Malwatte Chapter Most Ven. Thibbatuwawae Sri Sumangala Thero)