Sri Lanka and China to further elevate cultural relations

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Sri Lanka and China have agreed to strive to promote cultural exchanges between Buddhists in both countries.
The Agreement for the Establishment of a Friendly Temples Relationship between the Shentong Temple of Shangdong Province of China and the Bodhi Raja Viharaya of Thalpitiya, Wadduwa in Sri Lanka was signed in Shandong between Ven. Jie Kong, Abbot of Shentong Temple and Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Thero, Anunayake of the Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Maha Sanga Sabha and Chief Incumbent of the Bodhi Raja Viharaya, with the participation of a number of Venerable Chief Incumbent Theros of temples in Wadduwa and Panadura areas, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing said yeterday (01).
 
Both temples agreed to actively promote cooperation between the two temples and work together to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of dhamma propagation, cultural exchanges, and social charity.

Further they agreed to strive to build a long-term effective communication and cooperation mechanism and promote cultural exchanges between Buddhists in China and Sri Lanka.

Gracing the ceremony, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China Karunasena Kodituwakku appreciated the attempts of both temples in setting up such friendly relations to enhance cultural exchanges and people-to-people cooperation between two countries.

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