A World Buddhist conference is planned to be held in Sri Lanka. It will be organized to mark the 2600th Sambuddha Jayanthi.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratna said they intend to get down Buddhist Monks throughout the World in addition to Buddhist devotees and launch the World Buddhist Conference. Its purpose is to implement a programme from Sri Lanka to propagate the Buddha Dhamma in the World, marking the 2600th SamBuddha Jayanthi.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of construction work on a Bhikku Hostel at the Sri Senanayakarama Vihare at Hingurakkoda. The work of the Bhikkus who had successfully completed their educational activities in the midst of dire hardships were evaluated. Deputy Ministers Siripala Gamlath and Chandrasiri Sooriyarachchi were among those present.