Sri Lanka government unlikely to allow Dalai Lama visit-official

April 2, 2015 2:00 PM

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Sri Lanka government unlikely to allow Dalai Lama visit-official

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Buddhist monks have invited exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to make his first visit to the island, after a strongly pro-China government was voted out in January, but an official said Colombo was unlikely to allow it.

Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena has loosened ties with Beijing and moved closer to India, which has hosted the Dalai Lama since he fled Tibet in 1959.

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