The launch of the first book of Abhidharma Pitaka consisting of 07 books “Sinhala Dhammasadganipkarana” was done by the Department of Buddhist AffairsFebruary 13th, 2023
The launch of the first book of Abhidharma Pitaka consisting of 07 books “Sinhala Dhammasadganipkarana” was done by the Department of Buddhist Affairs under the guidance of the Ministry of Buddha Sasana, and the first copy of it was presented at the President’s Office last (09) by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Mr. Vidura Wickramanayake. Presented to the Honorable President. Also, the 05 books namely Majjhima Nikaya-3, Sanyukta Nikaya-1, Anguttara Nikaya-3, Khuddaka Nikaya-1, Jataka Pali-1 which were released earlier were also presented to the Honorable President. This is considered to be the 28th book compiled by the Brief Tripitaka Book Compilation Board appointed by the Department of Buddhist Affairs as per the instructions of the minister in charge of the subject.
Later, in the discussion held as per Maha Sangharatna’s advice, the attention of the Hon’ble President, the minister in charge of the subject, and the necessary provisions were given to the Ministry of Buddhasasana regarding the steps to be taken to spread Theravada Buddhism to the international community including Western countries. Also discussed how to take. Also, many opinions were expressed regarding the projects that could be implemented for the perpetuation of Theravada Buddhism.
Representing the Compilation Board of the Synopsis Tripitaka, Mahanayaka of Amarapura Sri Dharmarakshita Mahanikaya, Royal Pandita Aggamaha Pandita Most Venerable Ananda Maha Nahimi of Tirikunamala, Royal Pandita Sastrapati Reverend Goda Uyan Vijayakitti, Reverend Dr. Ayanaratna Pandit Dr. Most Reverend Balangoda Sobhita presided over this royal Sangha. Somarathne Vidanapathirana, Secretary of the Ministry of Buddhasasana Religious and Cultural Affairs, Buddhist Affairs Commissioner General Sunanda Karyapperuma and others were present.