Insurance to Bhikkus, priests of other religions

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The government would introduce a life insurance scheme for all Bhikkhus and monastics of other religions of Sri Lanka, a government source said yesterday.

A proposal to insure Buddhist monks had been submitted by the Minister of Buddhasasana and Wayamba Development, Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, to the mini-cabinet meeting on Wednesday last week. The meeting was held at the Temple Trees and chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mr. Wickmesinghe endorsed the proposal and has reportedly said one can interpret the good work as discrimination against other religions if only the Buddhist monks were offered a free life insurance scheme and therefore, it would be more meaningful if the insurance cover was given to priests of other religions like Fathers, Swamis and Moulavis.

Accordingly, a census will be taken on prelates of all religions and assess the cost for a free life insurance scheme for them. Minister Perera is expected to submit a cabinet paper covering priests of all religions shortly on the instructions of Premier Wickremesinghe. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • Rex Jarkie Wednesday, 03 April 2019 02:09 PM

    GREAT

    ravin Wednesday, 03 April 2019 02:12 PM

    nonsense. insurance to be covered for rioting?.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 03 April 2019 02:59 PM

    For what they need a life insurance?

    Prem R from Sydney, Australia Thursday, 04 April 2019 08:17 AM

    Life insurance provide lum sum payment to your family if you pass away. This will help to look after your family financially in tragic circumstances. But Bikkus, Priest doesn't have families to look after. This is just a waist of public money.

    DillonDP Thursday, 04 April 2019 08:57 AM

    ha ha ha.... next they will be sponsoring panties

    SAM Thursday, 04 April 2019 09:28 AM

    Great. Also give an insurance scheme for Uni Students too especially to cover expenses incurred for Strikes


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