(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
As India commemorated 75 years of Independence, the Foundation
for Buddhist Brotherhood of Sri Lanka conveyed their greetings to
the government of India and its people hailing India as an
invaluable neighbour, Trend reports citing ThePrint .
“India, our invaluable neighbour and the largest democracy in
the world, is today celebrating her Independence Day which is a
momentous annual event in the annals of independent India,” the
official statement of the foundation read.
Highlighting the bilateral ties between the two nations, the
Chairman of the Foundation for Buddhist Brotherhood, Dr Damenda
Porage stated that the people of Sri Lanka are delighted in sharing
the spirit of the celebrations with India and conveying their
greetings to the government of India and its people.
“We gratefully reminisce the very rare historical occasion of
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival to participate in the
UN-declared international Vesak day celebrations in Colombo in May
2017; his immediate arrival in Sri Lanka to share our grievances
after disastrous bomb blasts on Easter Sunday on the 21st of April
2019; and the ever-continuing magnanimous support and assistance
towards strengthening the historical, cultural, spiritual,
linguistic and traditional relations,” he added.
Sri Lankan's indebtedness are inexpressible in mere words, he
said, adding that for India's prompt humanitarian and all medicinal
related support and assistance during the long years of the corona
virus pandemic and the magnanimous and the humanitarian support and
assistance to feed and rescue the starving Sri Lankans in the
recent months joined benevolently also by the state governments,
the media release stated.
The Maha Sangha of Sri Lanka has strongly and openly reiterated
on its commitment on safeguarding the regional interest of India
and her neighbors in the Indian ocean zone against threat from
anti-democratic and hegemonic forces.
“We remain committed towards the growth of India from strength
to strength as a democratic country and strongly believe that our
retention depends inalienable on India's growth and we convey our
heartiest greetings to the Indian leadership and the people of
India on this very auspicious occasion,” the statement read.
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