Anti-Buddhist Sri Lankan Government attempt to ban Vesak pandals echoes Vietnam under Nieg Diem & US foreign policy

By Shenali D Waduge On 30 March 2018 the Daily Mirror carried a caption No pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days” declared by the Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrema Perera. The reaction was immediate & quite rightly the majority Buddhists saw it as an act of an appeasing Government adopting an anti-Buddhist policy for its own political … Read more

Buddhist International view on UNDV 2017 Colombo

Despite the fact that intellectuals, organizations and activists have become mere, inactive spectators of so-called UNDV 2017 Colombo celebrations, we the Buddhist International could at least organize a press conference in Colombo, to unveil certain bitter truths about it. Buddhist International strongly believes the present nature of UNDV is yet another showboat gathering, instead of … Read more

Activists Meet DG of National Commission for UNESCO in Colombo over Buddhist monuments in the North

A group of national activists in Sri Lanka recently had a meeting with Ms. Dhammika Wijesinghe, the Director General of National Commission for UNESCO on the issue of archaeological monuments of the Northern province Sri Lanka. The group was consisting of Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, Ven, Iththekande Saddhathissa Thero, Ven, Medille Pagngnaloka thero, Ven. Angulugalle … Read more

World Fellowship of Buddhists to table resolution proclaiming full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 27, 2016 Seoul, South Korea — At the 28th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) to be held in Seoul, South Korea from 26-30 september 2016, a resolution has been proposed to proclaim the full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’ … Read more