President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, visited the Nairobi Buddhist Temple, located in a suburb of Nairobi. This Theravada Buddhist temple that has been functioning for more than a decade consists of a stupa, a meditation hall and a residence for monks.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa worshipped at the Temple, presented atapirikara to the head priest Bhante Wimala and spent time talking with members of the Sri Lankan community living in Kenya. A large crowd of Sri Lankans had gathered at the Temple to welcome the President.
Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Geethanjana Gunawardena, Chief Minister of the Uva Province Mr. Shasheendra Rajapaksa, Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin De Vass Gunawardena and Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga also accompanied the President.