Sri Lanka to release a directory of Buddhist monks

ColomboPage News Desk, Sep 29, 2010

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka Ministry of Buddhist Affairs has planned to release a directory of Buddhist monks, Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathna who is also the Minister of Buddhist Affairs revealed to media.

The directory will comprise the names of Buddhist monks, their residential temples, telephone numbers, date of ordaining, age and other important information.

The directory will be supplied free of charge to temples around the island, the Ministry says. The Ministry requests the Buddhist monks to assist in compiling the directory by providing information.

The Prime Minister said to media that the directory would stop the moves of some scrupulous elements that manipulate the saffron robe for personal gains.