Sri Lankans view Buddhist relics from Pakistan

June 21st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people paid homage to sacred Buddhist relics from Pakistan during a 17-day exposition in Sri Lanka, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The relics were sent by Pakistan on the request of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. They were taken back to Pakistan Monday.

The collection included relics of Lord Buddha, Kanishka relic casket from Shah-Ji-Ki-Deheri, a stone reliquary in Stupa shape and a golden casket.

The relics were open to public in Colombo and Hambantota among other places in Sri Lanka, a Buddhist-majority country.

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