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Colombo YMBA to launch English language program for younger Buddhist monks


The Colombo Younger Males’s Buddhist Affiliation (YMBA) has introduced the launching of an English schooling program for younger Buddhist monks.

As the primary part of this program, round 700 younger monks hooked up to 237 Pirivenas within the Western and the Uva provinces are anticipated to be absorbed into this program which can be carried out via the net schooling system.

All essential preparations are made to launch this program on the ninth of November this 12 months, the YMBA mentioned in a press launch.

Talking on this enterprise Basic Secretary of the YMBA, Mahendra Jayasekera said that this program was initiated with a view to enhancing the English information of the younger Buddhist monks which can be conducive in spreading the Buddhist philosophy particularly in international nations. He additional burdened that the English Language was a nifty communicative machine and virtually a necessary software immediately in our society, for the progress and sustenance of intercultural and inter non secular cooperation and coexistence.

Talking additional he mentioned {that a} good information of English will assist the monks obtain the next information about international politics and international financial developments along with the upper information they’ll collect in regards to the Buddhist doctrine.

Fluency within the English language would assist them to precise their views on present problems with the society and throw some gentle on Buddhist knowledge in fixing social points; furthermore, the YMBA expects to see a routine change within the monks via this program, he added.

The president of the YMBA, Maddumage Ariyaratne said that enhancing the monks’ information of English is a gesture of Nationwide significance and it could assist them work together extra efficiently with the world outdoors. He mentioned that on account of this program it could grow to be attainable for Sri Lanka to cater to the demand of Theravada Buddhism. 

He additional talked about that the YMBA has acknowledged the potential of growing  Sri Lanka as an schooling centre for Theravada Buddhism and that the YMBA is taking all attainable efforts to carry this concept to fruition.

The second part of this program can be resumed in mid-2022 and the YMBA hopes to unfold this system to cowl all of the pirivenas on the island, making obtainable the ability for round 4000 monks to study English via this program.



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