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Sri Lanka: Presidency and Sangha- virtuous or villainous duo? – Dr. Ameer Ali

The task of Buddhist monks is to uplift the minds of their followers and not to change governments (Ven. Galkande Dhammananda Thera)   President GR should...

Ultra-nationalist Buddhist rhetoric runs rife in Sri Lanka

By Nursheila Muez and Jessica Yeo Jia Lin, RSIS. A recent road accident involving a Sinhalese truck driver and four Muslim men in the Kandy district...

Sri Lanka: A Buddhist Monastery prevents non-Buddhists from cooking meals for Monks as they cause “Infertility”

Mahamewna Buddhist Monastery has issued a statement to its devotees urging not to allow people from other religious and racial communities to cook meals...
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Public Statement on the Government management of the COVID-19 response in Sri Lanka

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