The Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs was instituted officially on 1st of January, 1986 by the cabinet decision dated on 2nd October, 1985 (1985/123-12). It was mandated to handle all matters related to Hindu Religious Affairs in Sri Lanka.


“Towards an exemplary virtuous Hindu community”


To Preserve, Promote and Propagate of Hindu Religion by providing quality client-centric programmes through innovation, teamwork and community support.


  • To Promote Hindu Religious education to practice moral and religious values among Hindu Children.
  • To Preserve Hindu Religious practices for sustaining and developing Hindu Religion and Culture.
  • To Promote Research on Hindu Religion and Culture and to sensitize the public about the noble character of Hindu Culture and the magnificence of Hindu Art and Architecture
  • To Preserve and Promote the Tamil Arts through the contributions of Tamil Artists and transmit them to future generation
  • To stimulate Hindu Temples and Hindu Organizations for Promoting Hindu religious , cultural, social, , and spiritual development activities.
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