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Thursday, 31 May 2012 - 18:45
President Rajapakse an honorary guest in the Thai Sambudathwa Jayanthi ceremony
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President Mahinda Rajapakse who is on a four day official tour of Thailand participated in the Sambudathwa Jayanthi ceremony sponsored by the Thai Government as a honorary guest.

The ceremony which is commemorating the enlightenment of Lord Buddha 2600 years ago was held in the auditorium of the Chulalongkorn University with the patronage of Princess Chulabhorn.

The United Nation’s 9th Vesak celebration which is also coinciding with the Sambudathwa Jayanthi festival is being held from today till the 2nd of June in Thailand.

The presidential media unit states that over 2500 individuals from 58 countries are participating in the festival including 400 Buddhist monks.

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