Leadership Training For Monks
By Indika Sri Aravinda
The Higher Education Ministry has decided to make it mandatory for Buddhist monks entering the Buddhist University and other national universities to also undergo leadership training.
Secretary to the Ministry Sunil Jayantha Navaratne said that the training will be conducted at the Homagama Pali and Buddhist University and the Buddhasravaka Dharma Faculty of Anuradhapura.
Navaratne said that so far around 250 monks have been registered to undergo the leadership training.
All the monks who have been selected for the training had completed their advanced level examination and were selected for university admission.
The training will commence in August and according to the Ministry it was made mandatory based on requests put forward by some monks.
According to the Higher Education Ministry the training will include training on going in search of alms, meditation and their day to day conduct.
Leadership training is already being carried out for new university entrants with the assistance of the military.