Modi to attend UN 'Vesak Day' in Lanka

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Colombo, April 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka in May to take part in the celebrations marking the UN 'Vesak Day', the most important in the Buddhist calendar, a senior Lankan minister said on Wednesday.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Modi will make his second visit to Sri Lanka in the second week of May. During his visit, he will take part in the UN 'Vesak Day' celebrations to be held in Lanka from May 12 to 14. "The Indian Prime Minister has confirmed his visit," Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told media persons.

The 'International Day of Vesak' will be hosted by the Buddhist-majority country and the commemorations will include an International Buddhist Conference in which over 400 delegates from more than 100 countries will participate.

PTI

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