A 111-strong entourage led by Minister of Youth Affairs – Namal Rajapaksa had left within the flight early right this moment (20) morning.
The entourage included 95 Buddhist monks and likewise carried the sacred Kapilavastu relics of the Waskaduwa Rajaguru Sri Subhuti Maha Viharaya which shall be displayed in a number of Indian cities, together with Kushinagar and Sarnath.
Along with minister Rajapaksa, a number of MPs together with State ministers D.V. Chanaka and Sisira Jayakody in addition to SriLankan airways Chairman – Ashok Pathirage had additionally been within the entourage.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the Worldwide Airport in Kushinagar right this moment coinciding with the sacred Vap Poya Day.
Kushinagar, the place the Maha Parinirvana of Buddha came about, is a holy website to Buddhists worldwide. on Sep. 26, 2020, the Indian PM had introduced throughout the Digital Bilateral Summit along with his Sri Lankan counterpart that the primary worldwide flight to Kushinagar shall be for a gaggle of Sri Lankan pilgrims.