President hands over appointment letters to Tripitaka Conservation Board members | Daily News

President hands over appointment letters to Tripitaka Conservation Board members

President Maithripala Sirisena handed over letters of appointment to members of the Tripitaka Conservation Board at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday

The President has appointed the Tripitaka Conservation Board comprising of 43 clergy and laym members including Most Ven. Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thera, Anunayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter, Anunayake of the Asgiri Chapter, Ven. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thera, the Chief Incumbent of the Somawathi Rajamaha Vihara, Most Ven. Pahamune Sumangala Thera, Most Ven. Medagama Dhammananda Thera and Most Ven. Trincomalee Ananda Thera.

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken steps to make the Theravada Tripitaka, a world heritage. He declared the Tripitaka as a National Heritage, which is a pure heritage of Theravada Buddhism. It has been safeguarded by the Bhikkhu generations for over 2,500 years.

The President fulfilled this national responsibility for the Sambuddha Sasana as Head of State, with the sole intention of protecting the Tripititaka Dhamma from the forces of evil. Accordingly, the re-printing or editing of the Tripitaka will be completely prohibited in the future without the approval of the Tripitaka Conservation Board appointed by the President

 


 

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