Govt dedicated to improving education facilities of young Bhikkhus: President

Govt dedicated to improving education facilities of young Bhikkhus: President

Govt dedicated to improving education facilities of young Bhikkhus: President

Written by Staff Writer

12 Dec, 2016 | 1:32 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that the government is dedicated to improve the education facilities of young Bhikkhus.

The President made this statement while speaking at an event at the Nalandarama, on Sunday, December 11.

The event was held to celebrate the opening of a three-storey building which includes a library and a Sanghawasa at the Nalandarama Temple in Nugegoda.

The event was graced by Ven. Iththapane Dhammalankara Thero as well as the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance.

While at the event, President Maithripala said that the temple always takes a prominent place in building good people in villages and towns  alike and that Sri Lanka is the hub of Theravada Buddhism and  that we should be glad of it when preaching Dhamma to the world.

“It is important to make the necessary arrangements for our Venerable Theros to do so”, he added, “It is only through this, that we can build a good community and also be an example to the world”.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also said that a large number of temples across the country has seen some form of development and that the Buddhists have invested more and more money in their religious activities, contributing towards the development of the country’s economy and its people.

“It is our tradition to spend on developing the temples when we have money in hand”, he said. “In that case, developments have been made in both spiritually and physically”, he added.

He went on to note that only one section is left to develop, which is education at the Pirivena.

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