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The Sri Lankan government has drawn up a healthy menu for monks, as reported by BBC News Asia. This new healthy menu follows a reported increase in diet-related diseases due to the high cholesterol content of offerings from Buddhist devotees.

Traditionally monks do not cook and depend on donations given by devotees.

The BBC’s Charles Haviland in Colombo says on some occasions monks are given five-course meals.

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