A letter in this regard was sent to the Buddhasasana and Religious Ministry requesting SLR Rs 208,400 to commence Tamil classes for the Buddhist monks.
The ACBC will launch the programme to build harmony between the ethnic groups and propagate Buddhist principles among the Tamil speaking Hindus. It will also help to reactivate the deserted Buddhist temples in the North and East, the state-run Daily News reported.
The first course commences in Colombo this month.
Meanwhile, a delegation of religious leaders from India, headed by Swami Dayananda Saraswathi, visited Sri Lanka on a two-day tour to promote and foster the "historic religious and cultural ties" between the two neighbours.
The Indian religious leaders along with the members of the Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka took part in a two-day symposium on Inter-religious Cooperation.
The dialogue focused on exploring ways to further promote mutual trust and confidence between the majority Sinhala community and the minority Tamils, restoring Hindu temples in Sri Lanka, creating harmony and understanding between Buddhist and Hindu communities.
They also met the Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne during this tour, which ended on Sunday.