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Sri Lankan Monks visit Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort
April 20, 2021

A delegation comprising senior Buddhist Monks from Sri Lanka visited Badshahi Mosque and Lahore Fort in Lahore on Tuesday.

Speaking on this occasion, Chief Abbot and President, Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, USA Venerated Dr. Walpola Piyananda said that every religion has given a message of peace and harmony.

He said that Pakistan has always helped Sri Lanka in the hour of need, including asistance towards counter-terrorism measures. He hoped that the Pakistan government would take further steps to promote religious tourism. 

The delegation is in Pakistan on a week-long religious pilgrimage to various Buddhist heritage sites, which has been arranged by the High Commission of Pakistan Colombo with a view to promote religious tourism in Pakistan.

Pakistan is home to the ancient Buddhist civilization which has remained hidden from the eyes of the world over the years.