Written by Staff Writer
05 Jan, 2019 | 2:15 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena declared the sacred Thripitaka of Theravada Buddhism as a national heritage.
The event was held at the Aluvihare in Mathale. Members of the Maha Sangha were present at the occasion. Governor of the North Central Province Sarath Ekanayake, Minister Ruwan Wijewardene, MP Dayasiri Jayasekara and a number of other politicians were also present at the occasion.
I feel blessed to be able to declare the sacred Tripitaka of Theravada Buddhism, venerated by Buddhists all around the world, a national heritage at the Alu Viharaya temple in Matale. May the pristine Dhamma preached by Gauthama Buddha be preserved forever! pic.twitter.com/h1kP9Y8xAU
— Maithripala Sirisena (@MaithripalaS) January 5, 2019
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