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Sirisena gifts Buddha statue to Indian PM Modi

IANS  |  Colombo 

Sri Lankan on Sunday presented Indian a in meditation posture.

"This replica of the Samadhi has been hand carved using white teak. This masterpiece has taken almost two years to complete," the said.

"This is considered to be one of the best sculptures in the Anuradhapura era. The original statue was sculptured between the 4th and 7th centuries AD," it tweeted.

Modi arrived here from the on Sunday and held bilateral talks with The PMO called the "a special gift from a special friend".

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 15:14 IST
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