Rural temples to be granted financial aid

2020-09-28 at 16:15

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says rural and underdeveloped temples will be granted financial assistance in future.

The Premier said steps will be taken to restrict certain select temples from receiving state financial support.

The decision was reached after reports that developed temples received financial aid amounting to more than a Rs.1 million while rural and underdeveloped temples did not receive any financial aid.

The matter was evaluated at a discussion between the Prime Minister and the Sri Lanka National Bhikshu Front.