Many join in pilgrimages to Dambadiva under the guidance of various establishments and organizations. However, there are instances when problems had surfaced with regard to the standards of the pilgrimages and security.
Taking cognizance of this matter, the Buddha Sasana Ministry has decided to implement a new programme. Accordingly, establishments organizing Dambadiva pilgrimages should register with the Buddha Sasana Ministry. The number of establishments which had so far registered with the Ministry is 235. The Buddha Sasana Ministry has decided to direct a list of Organizations which launched Dambadiva pilgrimages to all Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the island.
Measures have been initiated to provide a post evaluation of these organizations and these organizations are instructed to duly fill the respective forms and hand it over to the Ministry. They should ensure the security of the groups that join in the pilgrimages. In addition, the pilgrims should be made aware of all related information including the locations that are being visited, the charges levied, lodgings and transport facilities. Further information on any issue can be sorted out by contacting the Buddha Sasana Ministry on 0112 307 674.