I refer to your article, “A monk in a pick-up heading for Wanni” (Sunday Times, October 11, 2009).
I heard of a case of a Buddhist monk being refused a driving licence by the Commissioner of Motor Traffic, as well as the courts. If the authorities do not approve of driving licences for the Buddhist clergy, how was it that a monk could drive a vehicle to the camps for internally displaced persons?
Can someone please elucidate the position of Buddhist clergy and driving licences for the benefit of our readers?
Anura Jayasinghe, Kalutara, Nagoda