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Pirivenas help uplift Buddhist education

by Tilak PUSHPAKUMARA SENANAYAKE, Lanka Daily News, Mac 27, 2010

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Everyone should appreciate the services rendered by Pirivenas for the uplift of Buddhist Education in this country, said the Most Ven. Galagama Attadassi Anunayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter when he opened a new Budu Medura at the Asgiriya Maha Viharaya Pirivena yesterday.

The Budu Medura costing Rs. 5 million was donated by Indrakumara de Silva, proprietor of Indra Traders, Kandy.

The most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Mahanayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter presided.

Ven. Attadassi Thera said Buddhist education could be considered as the lifeblood of the country's education system.

The Asgiriya Pirivena had rendered a vital segment of service in propagating Buddhist education, he said.

Asgiriya Pirivena Parivenadhipati Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thera said the Asgiriya Pirivena catered to 350 clerical and lay students at present and it had a qualified teaching staff as well.

The effort made by the government to uplift Buddhist Education should be highly commended, he said.

Central Province Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa also spoke. Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayaka was also present.

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