‘Tripitaka’ declared a national heritage

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to declare the ‘Tripitaka’, the text which includes all teachings of Buddha, as a national heritage in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, this decision will be officially declared by the government and reprinting and other matters relating to the ‘Tripitaka’ will be monitored under the Ministry of Buddha Sasana.

President Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera and Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Wijayadasa Rajapakshe had presented the proposal to the Cabinet.

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