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The period of keeping the Kapilawastu relics in Sri Lanka has been extended until the 12th of next month.
The Secretary to the Ministry of Buddha Sasana M.K.B Dissanayaka has told the SLBC that on a special request made by President Mahinda Rajapakse to the Indian Prime Minister Dr. Man Mohan Singh the opportunity has been provided to keep the relics in Sri Lanka for another one week.
Accordingly, the relics will be in exposition at the Thissamaharama Rajamaha viharaya from the 5th to the 7th of next month. On the 8th and 10th of September it will be in exposition at the Hunupitiya Gangarama Viharaya in Colombo. After that it will be taken for exposition at the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya on the 11th and 12th of next month.
The relics will be in exposition at the Naranwita Sri Buddhathwa Jayanthi Viharaya in Gampola today and tomorrow. The relics will be taken to Sri Sumangala Pirivena in Wariyapola for exposition there on Friday and Saturday.
Thereafter, it will be taken to the Kotikagoda Rajamaha Viharaya in Matara for exposition on the 2nd 3rd and 4th of next month. The Provincial Minister of Education Chandima Rasaputhra told the SLBC that for the protection of the students and to minimize traffic congestion 11 schools in Matara will be kept closed on these days of relics exposition.(niz)