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Cabinet approval for Thripitaka Conservation Act

The Cabinet has given consent to the resolution by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Minister for passing a Thripitaka Conservation Act in Parliament to preserve the Thripitaka for the sake of future generations, Co-cabinet Spokesman Mass Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.

The Legal Draftman has also been instructed to prepare the Bill.

Sri Lanka has been recognised as the centre for Buddhism. Therefore, it is a responsibility of the Government to safeguard the Buddha Sasana and nurture it by giving the priority to Buddhism.

Commemorating the 2500 year Sri Sambuddhatwa Jayanthi in 1956, the Thripitaka has been translated to Sinhala and published.

It has been declared as a national heritage by the gazette notification on February 7, 2019 to secure the Thripitaka while it has been prohibited to be conserved, provide erroneous definitions or translated without permission of the Government.