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Sunday, 17 January 2016 - 23:25
Theravada Bhikku Code to be amended
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A draft bill which was recently presented to Parliament to register a Theravada Bhikku Code will be amended and handed over to the Maha Nayaka Theras shortly.

Commissioner for Buddhist Affairs Chandraprema Gamage stated that the draft bill which was recently presented to Parliament to register a Theravada Bhikku Code will be amended and handed over to the Maha Nayaka Theras shortly.

Maha Nayaka of the Kotte Saamagri Dhamma Maha Council Dr. Most Venerable Iththapane Dhammalankara Thera stated that although such an act was needed at present, an error had been made by presenting it to parliament without obtaining the views of the responsible Theras.

Meanwhile, Commissioner for Buddhist Affairs Chandraprema Gamage stated that amendments to the draft bill are welcome.

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