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President visits Sri Lankan High Commission in India

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited the Sri Lankan High Commission in New Delhi on Saturday and planted a sapling to mark the visit.

The President discussed with officials the importance of performing diplomatic functions to enhance cooperation between the two countries. Sri Lankan High Commissioner in India Austin Fernando and the High Commission staff attended the meeting.

President also met Chairman of the Mahabodhi Society and the Chief Incumbent of Sanchi Chethiyagiri Vihara Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thera.

The status of the Sanchi Chethiyagiri Vihara and its future development work were discussed. The Thera stressed the need to display information of the Vihara in Sinhala for the benefit of pilgrims.

The Thera also said that a training center should be constructed for Indian novice monks.

A meeting between President Rajapaksa and National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ram Madhav was also held on Saturday. The BJP General Secretary extended his good wishes to the President.

The Hindu editor Suhasini Haidar also called on the President.

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