11 Aug. 2017, Brussels: Today the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium and European Union, Mr Rodeny Perera, has committed to lend his support to promote Lumbini, Nepal –the birthplace of Buddha, during a meeting with the delegation of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Global Campaign, Belgium.
The bilateral meeting was held at the Sri Lankan embassy in Brussels, at the request of LKGC, Belgium. In the meeting, Europe adviser of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Day Global Movement and the President of Lumbini-Kapilvastu Global Campaign, Belgium, Mr Damodar Prasad Acharya, briefed the ambassador regarding the structure of the organization, activities and upcoming program.
Ambassador Perera has assured the President Acharya that Sri Lankan embassy will take part in the upcoming events of the organization, and mobilize the Sri Lankan community based in Belgium to support the global campaign. And the ambassador added that in the special day of Buddhist, we could organize jointly the events in Brussels with other embassies of Thailand, Bhutan, Malaysia , Indonesia, Japan and South Korea, to promote the message of Buddha for world peace.
During the meeting, President Acharya handed over to the ambassador Perera a framed poster of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, a UNESCO world heritage site and the promotional materials, including the documents of Int’l Conference on World Peace City Lumbini, Nepal. In response, ambassador Perera presented a packet of Tea of Ceylon and tourism promotional materials of Sri Lanka to the President Acharya and other members of his team. President Acharya thanked the ambassador for welcoming LKGC in the embassy for the meeting.
In the meeting, Executive Board Members and model Yogita Thapa, Executive Board Member and Deputy coordinator of NRNA Women’s Forum, Rajani Pradhan and Former adviser of the Campaign and representative of Nepal Tourism Board, Rabindra Man Shrestha were present.