Today is the third day of the official visit of a high level Buddhist
delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to Pakistan. Today too the Sri Lankan delegation is scheduled to visit many places of religious and cultural interest. Our special representative Gayan Sanjaya who is in Pakistan said that several official meetings were scheduled for today.
The delegation of high ranking Buddhist monks and Buddhist Scholars led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya joined in a special discussion with the Chief Minister of Punjab yesterday. Both sides discussed matters of special interest to the two countries.
Thereafter the Sri Lankan delegation held talks with Speaker of Punjab Assembly Rana Muhammad Iqbal at Assembly chambers in Lahore. They also joined in visiting places of special interest in Punjab. The visit to the Lahore Museum was significant. The Museum is adorned with massive portraits of the Moghul, Sikh and British periods. It is also the largest Museum in Pakistan.
The Lankan delegation also paid a visit to the Punjab University. It is the oldest as well as the largest University in Pakistan. This is the fourth University established by British imperialists in the Indian Sub-Continent. The delegation also received an opportunity of having a special discussion with the students studying at the University.