The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, arrived in Colombo this evening. He was received at the airport by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickramsinghe, and other senior Ministers.
Both Prime Ministers later arrived at the Seema Malaka Temple, where they were received by the Chief Monk of the Temple, among other dignitaries.
The Prime Minister offered flowers at the altar of the Temple. Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Wickramsinghe together pressed a switch for the lamp-lighting ceremony on the eve of Vesak Day, characterised by brilliant multi coloured lights and a fireworks display.
Reached Colombo. I am happy to be in Sri Lanka, where I will join the International Vesak Day Celebrations. pic.twitter.com/DuVRPNQjxk— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 May 2017
ශ්රී ලංකා සංචාරයේදී මා සහභාගී වන පළමු උත්සවය සීමා මාලක විහාරයේදී ආරම්භ විය. එය සන්සුන් හා ධනාත්මක බවින් පිරි තැනක්. pic.twitter.com/ORMjg21NE9— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 May 2017
இலங்கையில் எனது நிகழ்ச்சிகள் அமைதியும் நேர்மறை ஆற்றலும் நிரம்பிய சீமா மாலக்க பௌத்த கோவிலிற்கான ஒரு விஜயத்துடன் ஆரம்பிக்கிறது. pic.twitter.com/lZ9egyJxCa— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 May 2017
My programmes in Sri Lanka began with a visit to the Seema Malaka Temple, a place filled with calm and positivity. pic.twitter.com/VDXXP6effd— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 11 May 2017