Colombo, Nov 3 (IECurrentAffairs) Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister, Douglas Devananda has said that the ‘World Hindu Congress’ will be held in Sri Lanka in May 2019.
After assuming office as the cabinet minister, Devananda participated at the special discussion on the development of ‘Hindu religious and cultural affairs’ with the officials of Department of Hindu religious affairs on Friday.
School textbooks and other books published on Hindu Religious Affairs was another special matter taken at the meeting.
An expert committee was proposed to look into erroneous publications, said Sri Lankan government’s official news portal.
The minister also instructed Ministry Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy to submit a Cabinet memorandum which would help in acquiring financial provisions to renovate damaged kovils (tamil term used for distinct style of temples) in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and to uplift Hindu Aranery schools.
He also apprised that a meeting between Hindu swamis and leaders of Hindu religious organizations will be held to discuss the shortcomings and issues related to Hindu religious Affairs and to prepare plans to resolve them.
(Source UNI News)