A team of Sri Lankan tourism officials are expected here to take it forward, he said.
The diplomat said the idea was born from the concept that potential tourists from places where Buddhism was practised were actually looking for such a package.
They would welcome the plan to take a week or a 10-day long vacation that would include visits to two different, culturally-rich countries, he opined.
“Sri Lanka has always had a very strong bond based on a culturally and religiously-rich cooperation. We are grateful to India for having given us Buddhism.
The Buddhist tourist circuit in Andhra Pradesh can certainly provide a spiritual break for at least three days and tourists could take another three days off exploring Sri Lanka,” he said.
Sri Lanka, with its 20 million population spread over a 65,635 square km area, has always experienced a strong affinity towards India, he said. IT, bio-technology, telecom and tourism sectors were doing well and they wanted to consolidate these strengths further, he said.