The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin gifted two Buddha statues to the Embassy of Cambodia in Berlin, upon a request made by the Cambodian Ambassador. Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Ambassador, officially handed over the Buddha statues to Ambassador Sopharath Touch, on 7 June 2019 at the Embassy premises. This meritorious act was assisted by Air Chief Marshal Kapila Jayampathy (Rtd).
Ambassador Eng. Hettiarachchi highlighted that this gifting of Buddha statues will be a token of friendship between the two countries, which are, in principle, following Theravada Buddhism. He further elaborated that both Sri Lanka and Cambodia can work together in Buddhism related matters and collaborate in religious celebrations and festivities.
The Cambodian Ambassador appreciated the gesture of goodwill and friendship of the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to gift the Buddha statues and assured Cambodia’s engagement and participation in the future religious events organized by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin.