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On a request made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh has agreed to bring the Sacred Kapilawastu Relics to Sri Lanka after 33 years to provide an opportunity for the followers of Buddhism in Sri Lanka to pay homage to the sacred relics of Buddha, during the period of commemoration of the 2600th Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs together with the Presidential Secretariat, the Ministry of External Affairs and the High Commission of India have made arrangements for the exposition of the Sacred Relics from 20th August to 5th September 2012.
The Sacred Kapilavastu Relics will travel to Sri Lanka from India's National Museum in New Delhi for the second time since their discovery 113 years ago. The first exposition of Sacred Relics in Sri Lanka was in 1978.
The Exposition of Sacred Kapilavastu Relics in Sri Lanka will be held at the following venues
Manelwattha Viharaya, Kelaniya - August 20-22
Sri Sumangala Pirivena, Wariyapola 23-24
Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Viharaya, Anuradhapura 25-26
Agrabodhi Viharaya Kantale 27-28
Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Viharaya, Gampola 29-30
Rajamaha Viharaya, Pelmadulla 31-Sep01
Kotikagoda Rajarnaha Viharaya, Matara Sept.02-04