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Corporeal relics from Kapilawasthu arrives in the country
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The Sacred Corporeal Relics of Gautama Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka today for the second time since its discovery in 1898.

The sacred Kapilawasthu relics were received by the Venerble Mahanayaka theros and the President Mahinda Rajapaksa the Bandaranaike International Airport.

The first exposition of the Sacred Relics of Kapilavastu outside India was in Sri Lanka in 1978.

The Sacred Kapilavastu Relics were brought to Sri Lanka in a special Indian Air Force aircraft by a delegation from India led by Indian Minister of Culture, Kumari Selja and the Director General of the National Museum of India.

The public will venerate the Sacred Relics from tomorrow till September 4th at temples in seven provinces.

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