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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 06.41 GMT
Request made to suspend animal sacrifices

Kapilavastu relic exposition extended


The exposition of the Kapilavastu relics has been extended from September 5 to September 11.

The sacred Kapilavastu Buddhist relics which travelled to Sri Lanka from India after more than 30 years, was received by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on August 19 at the Bandaranaike airport.

Exposition of the Sacred Buddha Relics was to be held at five locations from August 19 to September 5 but now has been extended to September 11.

Sacred relics are on public display at Naranvita Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi Temple today and will travel to Sri Sumangala Pirivena in Wariyapola tomorrow.

Meanwhile, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested that the animal sacrifices are not to be made especially during the exposition of the sacred Kapilavastu relic.

The All Ceylon Hindu Congress has also strongly opposed the planned animal sacrifice at Muneswaran scheduled for Sept 1.




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