|Sunday, 19 October 2003|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Presidential Commission on Buddha Sasana recommends
Bhikkus out of politics, rein on conversions
by Deepal Warnakulasuriya
The Ministry of Buddha Sasana is circulating for comments and
implementation a historic report by the Presidential Commission on the
Buddha Sasana which calls for, among other things, an end to the
involvement of Bhikkus in politics, a strict regulation of the setting up
of viharas, the rigorous enforcement of the Vinaya, and greater control
over conversion of Buddhists to other religions.
SLMM scotches LTTE's new camp rumours
by P. Krishnaswamy and Eravur Gp.Corr.
Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission on Friday scotched rumours about the
construction of a second LTTE military camp and said that the new building
coming up in Ampara district was 'a conference hall'.
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