Sri Lanka Gadagad will strengthen Buddhist relations between India and Sri Lanka with PM Modi’s decision

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modia) on 26 September announced a grant-in-aid of $ 1.5 million with a view to strengthening Buddhist relations between India and Sri Lanka in order to promote bilateral cultural relations.

Buddhist relations will strengthen between India, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka gag with PM Modi’s grant decision

The grant will be used for the betterment of Buddhist monasteries

The Indian High Commission has said that India and Sri Lanka have negotiated the implementation of a grant of $ 150 million to promote Buddhist relations between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modia) on 26 September announced a grant-in-aid of $ 1.5 million with a view to strengthening Buddhist relations between India and Sri Lanka in order to promote bilateral cultural relations. PM Modi made this announcement in a digital summit with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Buddhist relations between the two countries will be stronger

According to a statement by the High Commission, Vinod K. Jacob, Deputy High Commissioner of India, met Kapila Gunardhana, Secretary in the Ministry of Buddhism, Religious and Cultural Affairs, and discussed the implementation of the grant received from India to enhance Buddhist relations between the two countries.

The grant will be used for the betterment of Buddhist monasteries

Jacob has stated that this is the first such declaration by India for such grants and will be used to build or redevelop Buddhist monasteries, capacity development, cultural exchange, archaeological cooperation and strengthening the synergy between Buddhist scholars. Gunvardan has welcomed the suggestions and said that the Buddhassana, Religious and Cultural Ministry will work to finalize various projects to use the Indian grant.

Sri Lanka with India

The two sides also discussed other Indian grant projects currently under implementation. In this discussion, the main issue was the construction of Candian Dancing School at Pallekele, Kandy and Jaffna Cultural Center at Sri Lanka’s International Buddhist Academy (SIBA). The Deputy High Commissioner informed the Secretary about India’s progress in the field of digital documentation of cultural and world heritage sites. Gunwarden said that Sri Lanka will work closely with India in this initiative of preserving cultural heritage.

Sri Lanka expresses gratitude to India

A joint statement issued after the Modi-Rajapaksa talks expressed gratitude for the help given by India for the promotion of Buddhist monasteries worth US $ 15 million. Both countries will work towards strengthening connectivity to promote tourism, in this direction it was decided to establish air bubble.

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