Another group of protesters comprising the CPI(M-L) Liberation and All India Students Association shouted slogans outside the Hotel Royal Residency where Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hosted lunch for the visiting dignitaries, the sources said.
Asked for his reaction on the protests, the Sri Lankan President told reporters, "This is a religious place...we should not talk politics here. We will discuss it at Colombo ...please come over."
Rajapaksa, his spouse and the 70-member delegation offered prayers at the Mahabodhi temple and meditated under a peepal tree where Lord Buddha had attained enlightenment before visiting the Sri Lankan Buddha Vihar in Bodh Gaya town amidst tight security, sources said.
The Sri Lankan President later left for Tirumala in Tamil Nadu by a special aircraft and was seen off at the airport by the chief minister.