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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2766

President Rajapaksa Visits Nairobi Buddhist Temple

Nairobi, 14 December, (Asiantribune.com):

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday morning, visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple, located in a suburb of Nairobi.

This Theravada Buddhist temple that has been functioning for more than a decade consists of a stupa, a meditation hall and a residence for monks.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa worshipped at the Temple, presented atapirikara to the head priest Bhante Wimala and spent time talking with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Kenya.

A large crowd of Sri Lankans had gathered at the Temple to welcome the President.

Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Geethanjana Gunawardena, Chief Minister of the Uva Province Mr. Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin De Vass Gunawardena and Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga also accompanied the President.

- Asian Tribune –

President Mahinda Rajapaksa presents atapirikara to the head priest of the Nairobi Buddhist Temple Bhante Wimala. Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga can be seen worshipping in the background. - Pix by Sudath Silva
President Mahinda Rajapksa, this morning, visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple, located in a suburb of Nairobi. This Theravada Buddhist temple that has been functioning for more than a decade consists of a stupa, a meditation hall and a residence for monks.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here talking with Sri Lankans resident in Kenya who gathered at the Nairobi Buddhist Temple to welcome the President.
	President Mahinda Rajapaksa poses for a photograph with the head priest of the temple Bhante Wimala and members of the Sri Lankan community living in Kenya.
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