Home > Asia Pacific > South Asia > Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Buddhist monks ask for driving license rights

ColomboPage News Desk, Jul 29, 2009

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A Buddhist monk filed a petition at the Sri Lanka Supreme Court this morning against the government's decision of preventing the monks from obtaining driving licenses.

Ven. Paragoda Wimalawansha, the chief incumbent of the Sri Shakymuni temple in Waskaduwa, Panadura has filed this petition naming Motor Traffic Commissioner, the Commissioner of Buddhist Activities and several others as the respondents.

In this petition Ven. Paragoda Wimalawansha thero said the Commissioner of Buddhist Activities through a special circular has prevented the monks from obtaining driving licenses.

The three-judge Supreme Court bench is to announce its final verdict over this petition on a later date.


Google
 
Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv




About Us
Get Breaking Buddhist News in your Email. Free subscription.

Please help keep the Buddhist Channel going

 

Point your feed reader to this location
Wikipedia: Buddhism by Country
Sangha Directory
Ecards
Wallpapers
E-Library
Archives
Sitemap
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor
Affiliation Program

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer