Advisory committee for SL’s Thripitaka initiative at UNESCO | Daily News


Advisory committee for SL’s Thripitaka initiative at UNESCO

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken measures to appoint a committee to advise on the technical process of inclusion of the Theravada Thripitaka in the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

The Advisory Committee consists of Additional Secretary to the President, Esala Weerakoon, Buddhist Affairs Commissioner General Sunanda Kariyapperuma, Prof. Madagampitaya Vijithananda Thera, G. Vijitha Nanda Kumar, Additional Secretary of the Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Ministry, Premalal Rathnaweera, Secretary-General, Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO, Prof. P.B. Mandawala, acting Director General of Archeology, Prof. K.D. Paranavithana, Prof. Malani Endagama, Prof. P.B. Nandadewa, and Prof. Chandima Wijebandara.

The President presented the appointment letters to the committee members at President’s House.

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