On Thursday 26 May, a group of 13 young monks from Sri Lanka visited Nalanda Centre to learn about Buddhist educational work in Malaysia. These monks were among the best scholars in Pāli, Sanskrit and Sinhalese languages, having excelled in Sri Lankan national ‘Pirivena’ examinations and obtained the first places in those subjects. They were accorded a special visit to Malaysia courtesy of Venerable Sri Saranankara Nayaka Thero of Sentul Temple.
Nalanda officers briefed the scholars on the programmes offered by the Society, Institute and Dhamma School. The venerables were visibly joyful throughout their visit and expressed their admiration for the good work done in Malaysia.
Before leaving, the monks offered blessings to Nalandians to carry on with our successful Dhammaduta initiatives. The venerables also promised to return to Malaysia if given a chance to propagate Dhamma here, perhaps in the footsteps of the late Sri Lankan luminary – Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda. Sadhu anumodana!