PRESIDENT UNVEILED SAMADHI BUDDHA STATUE AT BIA
May 30, 2011
President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled the Samadhi Buddha statue erected at the Katunayake International Airport premises parallel to the Sambuddhathva Jayanthi commemoration on 29th may 2011.
The president also unveiled the plaque adjacent to the Buddha statue and performed the first flower and oil lamp offering to the Buddha statue.
An alms giving for 100 Buddhist monks was also held inside the airport premises. President Rajapaksa offered dana to Buddhist monks and later went on an inspection tour of the airport transit hotel complex.
Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Felix Perera, Sarath Gunaratne, Priyankara Jayaratne, Deputy Minister M K A D S Gunawardena, MP Sudarshini Fernandopulle and AASL Chairman Prasanna Wickramasuriya also participated in the event.
Courtesy : Daily News
Photos by: AASL Media