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Increasing cost of living has affected Maha Sangha too

10 July 2016 06:21 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Senior member of the Asgiriya Chapter Karaka Sabha Ven. Gallellge Saddhatissa Thera said the spiralling cost of living had affected the public and the Maha Sangha as well.

During a meeting with Minister of Public Administration Ranjith Madduma Bandara who visited the Asgiriya Chapter this morning, the Ven. Thera pointed out that the Maha Sangha had been burdened with the increasing cost of living. He requested the Minister to make representations in this regard to the government to bring relief to the people by reducing the prices of consumer goods and services.

Earlier in the day, the Minister had met the Mahanayake of the Asgiriyia Chapter Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera. During the meeting with the Mahanayake Thera the Minister said step was being taken to hold the next Independence Day ceremony in Wellassa in memory of the historic Uva Wellassa rebellion. He also informed the Mahayanaka Thera on the proposed development projects for the Central Province.

Replying to a query from the media regarding the transfer of Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration he said he did not have any controversy with the ministry secretary who was a senior administrative officer. He said the transfer of ministry secretaries was within the purview of the President. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 9

  • Cobra Monday, 11 July 2016 06:41 AM

    Because now they'd have to carry smaller atapirika bowls, no?

    lkboy Monday, 11 July 2016 09:18 AM

    It's not your money. So don't worry.

    kk Monday, 11 July 2016 10:01 AM

    what a discovery via DM Android App

    Perumal Monday, 11 July 2016 02:06 PM

    They are concerned with the impact on Cost of Sovan, Cost of Sakurdagami, Cost of Anagami and Cost of Arahat

    iemerald Sunday, 10 July 2016 07:24 PM

    has not stopped the maha sanga driving around in mega luxury cars though

    NARAYANA Sunday, 10 July 2016 07:25 PM

    If they do it, Howcthey can have new expensive vehicles ?

    Vernon Sunday, 10 July 2016 07:52 PM

    How can they be effected, when only Dayakaya's have to face it when giving alms to the Temples.

    Kiri Banda Sunday, 10 July 2016 07:58 PM

    Dear Rev Sir,There will be no COL impact IF you go by the Buddha's Vinaya (Rules) for the Monks. First, revive the practice of "Pinda Patha" WE BUDDHISTS WILL BE DELIGHTED TO FEED YOU. When you live like laymen COL WILL impact on you.

    sanju Sunday, 10 July 2016 08:05 PM

    Time for them to do the real thing and take to the hallowed streets of Kandy with their bowls.


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