(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Financial donations were made to the Buddhist Revival Fund, establish under the Presidential Secretariat under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena for the development of deprived rural temples that are in need of assistance, at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday (23).
During this event, financial donations made by several institutions, including venerable monks, State and Non Governmental Organizations were officially handed over to the President.
Speaking at the event, President Sirisena said that these funds will be properly administered for the development of underprivileged Buddhist temples in the rural areas including the North and East.
The significance of the Buddhist Revival Fund is it will nurture with the assistance of various philanthropists, without depending on the Treasury funds.
The Maha Sangha including Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Vimalarathana Nayaka Thero, Ven. Palpola Vipassi Thero and Ven. Meegahathenne Chandrasiri Nayaka Thero, entrepreneurs, Heads of the State and Non Governmental Organizations and others participated on this occasion.