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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 14 May, (

Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari arrived in the country yesterday morning for her five-day official visit to Sri Lanka.

The President’s Nepal Airlines flight reached the Bandaranaike International Airport at around 10.00am yesterday (13), according to reports.

At the invitation of her Sri Lankan counterpart Mathripala Sirisena, President Bhandari is attending the concluding ceremony of International Vesak Day to be held in Kandy on May 14.

On her way to Sri Lanka, she made a transit trip of Bangkok, where she laid a wreath at the memorial site of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on 13 October 2016. After spending a night in Bangkok, she left for Colombo on Saturday.

The President will grace as chief guest the concluding ceremony of the festival, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief guest in the opening ceremony in Colombo on May 12.

President Bhandari is set to return home on May 16.

Vesak — known as Buddha Jayanti in Nepal is a popular Buddhist festival celebrated in memory of the birth of Lord Buddha, his Enlightenment as well as his passing.

- Asian Tribune –

The President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari gestures as she disembarks from an aircraft on her arrival at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo on May 13, 2017, for a visit to Sri Lanka.
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