Sri Lanka Buddhist monks' organization objects moves to restrict monks only to teaching

ColomboPage News Desk, Jul 21, 2012

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The National Buddhist Monks' Federation (Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya) of Sri Lanka has launched a campaign against moves to restrict Buddhist monks to teaching in government schools and temple schools for clergy.

The Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya handed over a letter today to the Most Reverend Davuldena Gnanisara Thero, the Chief Prelate of Buddhist Amarapura Chapter begging to take actions to avert such moves.

Chief Prelates of the three main Buddhist Chapters of Sri Lanka on July 17 handed in a letter to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa requesting to suspend granting appointments of Development Assistants to the Buddhist monks.

The Buddhist clergy leaders demanded the monks given appointments only for teaching in schools and temple schools.