The financial assistance given to the Samanera Bhikkus has been increased.

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Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana Prof. Kapila Gunawardhana says that plans have been made to increase the financial assistance given to the Samanera Bhikkus for their Piriven education. At present this allowance is being given only for 1000 Samanera Bhikkus. But there are 20,000 Samanera Bhikkus are studying in Pirivenas. Therefore, the government hopes to increase this financial assistance further. He said 13,500 million rupees have been allocated by his ministry this year.

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