Sri Lanka Insurance launched ‘Nagaraja’ an exclusive medical insurance cover to provide protection for Buddhist clergy and their family members.
The official hand over of the insurance policy took place on 8th January 2021 at Temple Trees with the participation of chief prelates of maha sanga, Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa Prime Minister, Hon.Vidura Wickramanayaka State Minister of National heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts promotion, high officials of Prime Minister’s Office, Mr.Jagath Wellawatta Chairman of SLIC and corporate management of SLIC.
This unique scheme “Nagaraja” will be available at Sri Lanka Insurance Branches Island wide for the general masses to purchase and handover as an offering of pirikara to sanga for a value of Rs.2000/-. 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 of Rs. 1000/- per day for hospitalization in government or private hospital (up to 15 days), Rs. 25,000/- on expenses incurred on drugs purchased and tests, scans and x rays undergone whilst being an inpatient in a government or private hospital.