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A Task Force led by Defence Secretary will survey archaeological sites in the East … President to Maha Sangha

A Task Force led by Defence Secretary will survey archaeological sites in the East President to Maha Sangha

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stated that a Presidential Task Force will be appointed under the Defence Secretary to conduct a comprehensive survey of archaeological sites in the East and to preserve them.

President Gotabaya made this statement at the second meeting of Buddhist Advisory Council held at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday, May 22.

The Maha Sanga stressed on the necessity for a religious discourse due to misconduct of certain monks that will cause discredit to the Buddhism and Tripitaka.

The Buddhist Advisory Council discussed at a length on Pirivena education and school education system in the country. President assured that preliminary steps have already been taken to implement a National Education Policy.

The Maha Sangha also stressed the need of effective implementation of a comprehensive programme to defeat the drug menace threatening the country.

The Maha Sangha hailed that there are no words in the vocabulary to felicitate the speech made by the President at the National ‘Ranaviru’ commemoration Day and invoked blessings on the President.

The Maha Sangha including Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter Most Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thero, Anunayake of Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Venduruwe Upali Thero, Registrar of Malwathu Chapter Most Venerable Pahamune Sri Sumangala Thero, Lekakadikari of the Malwathu Chapter Dr. Medagama Dhammananda Thero, Chief Incumbent of the Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Ven Pallegama Hemaratana Thero , Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura Sri Dharmarakshita Nikaya Most Ven. Rajakiya Panditha Trincomalaye Ananda Thero, Chief Sanganayaka of Dakshinalanka Most Ven. Mataraba Hemarathna Thero and Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa University, Prof. Ven. Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero attended the meeting.

The Principal Advisor to the President, Lalith Weerathuga also participated in this meeting.







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