Speaker visits Lumbini
"The messages of Gautama Buddha would be materialized by the
development of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, said Speaker
Chamal Rajapaksa on Sunday. He said the messages of the Buddha should be
spread across the world.
Addressing a programme to mark the Buddha Jayanti in Lumbini,
Rajapaksa said spreading the Buddha Dhamma at international level could
help develop Lumbini.
He expressed confidence that the Visit Lumbini Year-2012 would help
promote Lumbini at the international level.
He said Sri Lanka was ready to join hands with Nepal for the
development of Lumbini adding that both countries share harmonious
He said the arrival of Sri Lankan tourists in Nepal could increase if
peace and stability was maintained.
Chamal Rajapaksa who arrived in Lumbini on Saturday also visited the