British Asia News Network
Sri Lanka: President Maithripala Sirisena announced at the national ceremony held at the historic Aluvihara temple in Matale that he has made the Tripitaka as a national heritage and he will work towards declaring it as a World Heritage.
The Tripitaka is a collection of Buddhist teachings that are the foundation of the Theravada Buddhist philosophy. The President said that this historic task will save the Tripitaka from distorted interpretations and provide it with legal protection.
Through securing the Tripitaka, its transparency is assured and has been properly established in accordance with Buddhist tradition to understand the word of the Buddha.
The President added that with the expectations and the guidance of Mahasangha he has come to this decision with heartfelt respect and love for the Buddhist order.