Pirivena teachers to teach foreign Buddhist monks
The government is planning to release the excess teachers who
presently serve in pirivenas for teaching Theravada Buddhism to foreign
Buddhist monks. These teachers would be released for overseas missionary
service with full pay and other privileges that they presently enjoy.
Cabinet approval has been granted for this purpose. This programme is
to be implemented to commemorate the 2600th anniversary of the Sri
The Ministry of Education has also decided to offer Buddhist text
books, robes and students' allowances to pirivenas in other countries,
said Ven Kadigamuwe Dhammadassi Nayaka Thera, Chief Advisor to Dhamma
Schools in the Kurunegala District.