Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs


Name of Cabinet Minister:
Mahinda Rajapaksa
Timeline:
Eighth Parliament of the D.S.R. of Sri Lanka
Source:
Office of the Cabinet of Ministers - Sri Lanka

Formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects; in relation to subject of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs and the subjects of the departments, statutory institutions, laws and regulations under the purview of Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs

Implementation of appropriate programmes and projects to protect, foster and promote Buddhism and their monitoring

Implementation and operation of appropriate programmes and projects by relevant institutions to protect and foster Buddhasasana

Providing facilities for promoting Dhamma School education

Conservation and Development of sacred areas

Servicing the needs of the Supreme Advisory Council

Policy Planning and implementing programmes for the propagation of Theravada Buddhism internationally

Conservation and Development of Lumbini Sacred Area, allocated to Sri Lanka in Nepal

Implementing and monitoring programmes in relation to Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs

Implementing and Monitoring Programmes in relation to Christian Religious Affairs

Implementing and monitoring programmes in relation to Muslim Religious Affairs

Adopting necessary measures for the advancement of all aspects of National Culture of Sri Lanka

Maintaining cultural relations with foreign countries

Extending necessary cooperation in relation to tourism programmes giving pride of place to cultural and national heritage thus preserving cultural and archeological heritages

Taking continued measures for the compilation of Sinhala Encyclopedia, Sinhala Dictionary and Maha Wanshaya

Identifying trends towards enlisting cultural contribution in creating cooperation among the nation and taking necessary measures to implement them

Taken necessary measures for the conservation of historic archeological and cultural heritages

Adopting necessary measures for the promotion of modern and traditional cultural creations and to incentivize artists

Identifying and implementing relevant measures for the advancement in the fields of Drama, Music and Dancing

Formal management and preservation of state documents

Supervising all institutions under the purview of Ministry of Buddhasasana, Cultural and Religious Affairs and matters relating to all subjects assigned to such institutions