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SLIC launches ‘Nagaraja’ medical insurance for Buddhist clergy

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Jagath Wellawatta Chairman of SLIC hands over the insurance to chief prelates
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Jagath Wellawatta Chairman of SLIC hands over the insurance to chief prelates

Sri Lanka Insurance launched ‘Nagaraja’ an exclusive medical insurance cover to provide protection for Buddhist clergy and their family members.

The official handing over of the insurance policy took place on January 8, at Temple Trees with the participation of chief prelates of Mahasanga, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, State Minister of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion Vidura Wickramanayaka , officials from Prime Minister’s Office, Jagath Wellawatta Chairman of SLIC and Corporate Management of SLIC.

This scheme ‘Nagaraja’ will be available at Sri Lanka Insurance branches islandwide for the general masses to purchase and handover as an offering of pirikara to sanga. The ‘Nagaraja’ insurance scheme also falls under the ‘Insurance for All’ concept of Sri Lanka Insurance to provide protection for each and every citizen of Sri Lanka.

Under the insurance scheme Buddhist clergy will receive inpatient benefits for hospitalization in government or private hospital, up to 15 days, on expenses incurred on drugs purchased and tests, scans and X-rays undergone whilst being an inpatient in a government or private hospital.