Dalai Lama cancels US trip

Washington: The Dalai Lama has canceled his trip to the US in October, a media reporte said on Saturday.

The Dalai Lama, 80, was told to rest for several weeks after a routine checkup, his office announced Friday.

“We deeply regret the inconvenience caused by this decision and apologize to all the people who have worked so hard in organising the visit as well as to the public,” CNN quoted his office as saying.

The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the people of Tibet, was scheduled to speak at events in Colorado, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Utah beginning on October 17.