Modi confirms his participation at the UN Vesak Day celebrations
April 19, 2017 01:19 pm
Indian PM Narendra Modi has confirmed his participation at the UN Vesak Day celebrations to be held in Sri Lanka from 12-14 May, Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says.
The UN Vesak Day will be observed in Sri Lanka to mark the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha who founded the Buddhism religion.
Sri Lanka is predominately a Buddhist country with more than 70 percent of the population following the region. Justice and Buddhasasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe earlier said that the government invited a number of world leaders and Indian Prime Minister Modi had confirmed his participation. We are going to celebrate the thrice blessed day on a grand scale, he said.