President Sirisena offers prayers at Lumbini in Nepal

President Maithripala Sirisena offered prayers at Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha today. The visiting President was accompanied by his Sri Lankan Ministers and senior officials, My Republica reported.The entourage had reached Lumbini on a chartered flight from Kathmandu. The visiting delegates were also accompanied by Nepal’s tourism minister, Rabindra Adhikari, provincial chief Umakanta Jha,  tourism minister of province-5 Lila Giri, and vice chairman of Lumbini Development Fund Monk Maiteyele. Sirisena had arrived in Kathmandu to attend the fourth BIMSTEC summit on August 29. He will return home today. (Colombo Gazette) At Lumbini, he visited the Mayadevi temple and Ashok pillar and offered rituals according to Sri Lankan traditions. Before flying back to Kathmandu, the President will visit a temple constructed by Sri Lankan monks at Lumbini. read more