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October 01 - 05, 2013

On 7 July 2013 a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, where Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya, India. Three other devices were defused by bomb-disposal squads at a number of locations in Bihar, Gaya, India.

After the attack, the Coordinating Officer to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka Mr. Buddhika Sanjeewa thought arranged an Inspection tour to ascertain security arrangements for Sri Lankan Buddhist pilgrims of Load Buddha’s places in India & Nepal.

As a concept & programme of International Religions work of Mr. Buddhika Sanjeewa was discussed with Indian Government & Sri Lanka Government and then he was arranged a special Inspection tour of Load Buddha’s places in India & Nepal on October 01 - 05, 2013.

Chief Prelate of the Asgiri Chapter of the Siam Sect, Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Mahanayaka Thero has gone accompanied with Mr. Buddhika Sanjeewa in this visit for ascertain the security arrangements made by the Government of India for visiting Buddhist pilgrims to Buddha Gaya with the intention of reassuring the Buddhist in Sri Lanka about the safety of the travelers.

Srilankan Airlines Regional Manager Mr.Jayantha Abeysinghe, Mr.Saman Rathnayake also participated this event.

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