Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, attended various functions to celebrate the 260th anniversary of the establishment of Siam Nikaya in Sri Lanka. The year 2013 marks the 260th anniversary of Siam Wong, or Siam Nikaya, in Sri Lanka.
Yingluck Shinawatra visited the Deepaduttaramaya in Kotahena which is the first Siamese temple to be established in Sri Lanka in 1885. Members of the Maha Sangha led by the Chief Incumbent of the temple Ven. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Thera invoked blessings on the Thai Premier.