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About Us

The Department of Buddhist Affairs, whilst carrying out a large number of projects for the furtherance of the Buddhasasana and for maintaining a virtuous Buddhist society, provides necessary administrative support for utilizing Buddhist temples and   properties   solely for the furtherance of the Buddhasasana, for development of temples, improvement of Dhamma school education and for the registration of all Samanera/ Upasampada Bhikkus in the island, which are responsibilities entrusted to the Commissioner General of Buddhist Affairs by the Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance No. 19 of 1931.

 In order to carry out these activities successfully, the Department of Buddhist Affairs has the following divisions and the relevant duties have been entrusted to them. 

Regional Offices have been established and maintained at Kandy and Ratnapura for the convenience of Bhikkus in faraway areas to attend to matters relevant to the Buddhist Temporalities Ordinance.