Although the present government has formulated new laws according to the vision for prosperity policy declaration with the aim of building a society full of good ethics, it is impossible to solve the burning issues in the society only through the law reforms, said The Minister of Education Professor G.L. Peiris.
The minister stated this when he participated in the event held at Temple Trees under the patronage of the President for offering foreign scholarships to 20 student priests who obtained the highest marks at the final exam of Mulika Pirivena and Pracheena Prarambha exam in relation to the “Piriven Waruna” national program, the launching of the official web site of the state ministry of Dhamma schools, Pirivenas and education of the priests and handing over of educational equipment.
Employing small children in domestic labour, affliction of inhuman torture, raping incidents and child abuse are reported daily now. In addition to that the act No. 4 of 2021 has been submitted to the parliament and enacted. But it is not so easy to solve all these burning issues of the Sri Lankan government only through the reforms in the system of law. The guidance and actions of venerable priests is an important factor in this endeavor. The government of the President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is ready give the necessary support, resources and to create the conducive environment for this purpose. It can also be remembered that a same kind of program was launched from Shanthi temple at Anuradhapura during the period of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
A gathering including the Director of Pirivenas Rev. Watinapaha Somananda Thero, Rev. Balangoda Sobhitha Thero, Rev. Naranpanawe Ananda Thero, Rev. Dr. Bodagama Chandima Thero, The State Ministers Wijitha Berugoda, Susil Premjayanth, Piyal Nishantha, Vidura Wikramanayaka, ans Seetha Arambepola, the secretaries of line ministries and the officers had joined in this occasion.