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Sinhala Translation of Quran Gifted to Jama Masjid in India


(IQNA) – A Sinhala translation of the was gifted to the Jama Masjid in ’s capital by the High Commissioner of Milinda Moragoda on Monday.

Milinda Moragoda

 

The holy book will be kept on permanent display in Jama Masjid for the visitors.

The initiative is a display of Sri Lanka’s multi- weeks after it sent the holy Piprahwa relics of the Buddha to India after 141 years on board the first flight that connected Sri Lanka with Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar.

The initiative to highlight Sri Lanka’s with India is part of an official Integrated Country Strategy for its missions for 2021-’23.

Sri Lanka aims to promote the sites associated with the Ramayana. ‘Trails’ related to Shiva-Shakti traditions and the Velankanni church are expected to be part of this cultural initiative.

Colombo’s people-to-people focus is also aimed at celebrating the centenary of the visit of Rabindranath Tagore in 1922. Coinciding with it, it is planning to set up a Consulate General in Kolkata that will become functional next year.

Tagore, wrote the national anthems of India and , is said to have influenced the Sri Lankan anthem too.

 

Source: thehindu.com

 



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