Sri Lankan PM says Nepal-Sri Lanka relations historic

Published On: November 6, 2022 09:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena has said that Nepal-Sri Lanka relations were historic and the two countries enjoy religious ties as well. 

During a meeting with Asian Media and Cultural Association (AMCA), a network of executives, editors and journalists, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Colombo on Saturday, Sri Lankan PM Gunawardena shared about the religious ties between Nepal and Sri Lanka stating that Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha while almost 72 percent of the total population in Sri Lanka are Buddhists. 

“The stories of Ram, Sita and Ravan are in the Hindu mythology. Furthermore, Pashupatinath, the center of faith, is in Nepal, which has further deepened our bilateral relations,” the Sri-Lankan PM added. During the meeting, he praised the support extended by neighboring countries to Sri Lanka during the time of crisis and stated that the media should also support by disseminating positive news. 

“There has been slight improvement in the Sri-Lankan economy. I have expected information dissemination on this reality from the journalists of Nepal, India and Sri Lanka in a responsible manner,” Nepali journalist Samjhana Poudel quoted the Sri Lankan PM as saying.


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