World Hindu Congress in May 2019 | Sunday Observer

World Hindu Congress in May 2019

Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister Douglas Devananda yesterday said the World Hindu Congress will be held in Sri Lanka in May, 2019.

The Minister was addressing a discussion with the officials of the Department of Hindu Religious Affairs on the development of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs after assuming his duties as the minister.

Minister also discussed plans to develop several major kovils including Koneshwaram, Trincomalee; Naguleshwaram, Jaffna; Munneshwaram,Chilaw; Mawatkulam, Jaffna; Murukandipilleyar, Mullaithivu and several other kovils in estates. School textbooks and other books on Hindu religious affairs was another special matter taken at the meeting and an expert committee was proposed to look into erroneous publications.

Minister Devananda instructed Ministry Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy to submit a Cabinet memorandum to receive financial provisions to refurbish damaged kovils in the Northern and Eastern provinces and to improve Hindu Aranery schools.