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High priest Sri Sumangala instructing a class in the Oriental College, Colombo

High priest Sri Sumangala instructing a class in the Oriental College

High priest Sri Sumangala instructing a class in the Oriental College #IMG368


Piriven are monastic college (similar to a seminary) for the education of Buddhist priests. These have been the centers of secondary and higher education in ancient times and young priests undergo training at these pirivenas prior to being their ordination.

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