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    Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona visits the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng

    April 18, 2021

    Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona visited the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan Province.

    He was received ceremonially by the chief monk, Shi Yong Xin, Deputy Chief Monk, Yan Pei, and was treated to a specially prepared Shaolin vegetarian lunch to experience the Shaolin culture. Shaolin monks are vegetarians. The Shaolin martial arts practicing monks also gave an awesome performance specially for the Sri Lankan Ambassador's delegation. The Ambassador and the Chief Monk exchanged ideas for cooperation between the Shaolin Temple and Sri Lanka, including visits by senior monks, student exchanges and the establishment of a Shaolin Centre in Sri Lanka.

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