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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2710

Srisena Cooray a new Sri Lanka’s Roving Cultural Ambassador

Colombo, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com): Former Minister and the UNP stalwart B. Srisena Cooray has been entrusted with the promotion of cultural tourism in Sri Lanka.B. Srisena Cooray  to handle an important project of great cultural significance in the Ministry of Tourism.  B. Srisena Cooray to handle an important project of great cultural significance in the Ministry of Tourism.

The Minister of Tourism in consultation with the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse has indicated his intention to appoint Sirisena Cooray to handle an important project of great cultural significance in the Ministry of Tourism. Cooray will assist the Ministry in developing a Buddhist Pilgrim Travel Trail initially between Sri Lanka and India and later extending this to encompass SAARC, South East and East Asia.

In centuries past, there has been considerable travel in the regions of pilgrims, monks, nuns and scholars interested in Buddhist doctrine and Buddhist Studies. Sri Lanka has achieved the distinction of having protected and nurtured the Pure Theravada Buddhism and thereby rendered outstanding service to world culture.

Sirisena Cooray has over a long distinguished and varied career earned the reputation of being a doer. He has also considerable experience in helping to develop Buddha Gaya when he had held ministerial office previously.

The government considers the development of this pilgrim trail to be a very important initiative.

- Asian Tribune -

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