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    President receives warm welcome in Thailand

    November 02, 2015

    President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Suvarnabhumi Airport of Thailand Sunday (Nov.01) afternoon on a four-day state visit to Thailand on an invitation that was extended by the Prime Minister of Thailand.

    The President was warmly received at the Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Somkib Jatusri Titak along with Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and staff members of the Embassy. President Sirisena was accorded a Guard of Honour on his arrival at the airport.

    President Sirisena also participated in a special religious ceremony organized at the airport for the Sacred Relics brought from Sri Lanka to Thailand by the members of the Maha Sangha including Ven. Ittepane Dhammalankara Nayaka Thera and the Chief Incumbent of the Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Urulawatte Dhamma Rakkitha Thero.

    The President also offered pirikara to the Thailand Bhikkhus and President Sirisena thanked for the invitation extended to him to visit Thailand and said that the relationship between the two countries will be further strengthened with the blessings of the Sacred Relics.

    The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand thanked the President for giving an opportunity to worship the Sacred Relics from the Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya for the people of Thailand and said that the cultural relationship between the two countries will be further nourished through this initiative. The President will inaugurate the exposition of the Sacred Relics from the Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya in Phutthamonthon, Thailand on November 02 and the exposition will continue until November 16, 2015.

    The President also observed a cultural program in Bangkok, Sunday evening organized to mark the President’s visit to Thailand.

    President Maithripala Sirisena is on a visit to Thailand to participate in the 60th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand.

    Last modified on Monday, 02 November 2015 11:15

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