Sri Lanka received the Sacred Hair Relics of the Lord Buddha as a result of the President’s visit to Bangladesh.
The President requested the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to release the Hair Relics of the Lord Buddha deposited at the Buddhist Vihare at Chittagongto a public exposition to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi commemoration. Accordingly the Sacred Relics were brought to the island today. The bowl containing the Sacred Hair Relics was received by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. Thereafter religious observances were conducted at the Airport premises. The Relics are now placed at the Gangarama Vihare in Hunupitiya.