Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne has said that the Buddhist monks have fulfilled a commendable task in building a moral society.
Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne made this reference at a function organized to confer an honourary title on the Chief Priest of the Watapotha Sri Devananda Pirivena in Nivithigala the Ven. Erabadde Siri Subarathi Thera. He was conferred the title of Sri Devananda Wansalankara Sri Suchittananda Wansawathansa of the Ramanna Nikaya. The ‘Vijini Patha’ was presented by Parliamentarian Karu Jayasuriya. Members of the Maha Sangha of the three Nikayas, Ministers W.D.J. Seneviratne and Pavithra Wanniarachchi and many Government and Opposition politicos were present on the occasion.