Namal on inaugural flight to Kushinagar Airport

Namal on inaugural flight to Kushinagar Airport

Namal on inaugural flight to Kushinagar Airport

Written by Amani Nilar

20 Oct, 2021 | 9:10 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa, along with a delegation departed on the inaugural international flight to the Kushinagar International Airport today (20).

A delegation comprising of over 100 Buddhist monks and 12 officials were on board the inaugural flight to the Airport, which is due to be opened by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The delegation also includes the Anunayaka Thero of the Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Wendaruwe Upali Thero and 95 members of the Maha Sangha.

The Prime Minister’s Office of India states that the Kushinagar International Airport has been built at an estimated cost of Indian Rs. 2600 Million.

It will facilitate domestic and international pilgrims to visit the Mahaparinirvana site of Lord Buddha and is an endeavor in connecting the Buddhist pilgrimage holy sites around the world.

The airport will serve nearby districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is an important step in boosting the investment and employment opportunities in the region, the statement by the Indian Prime Minister continued.

Sacred Kapilavastu relics of Waskaduwa also being carried on the flight.

 

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