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

The Buddhist world must stand with Buddhist Myanmar in its hour of need

If the people of the West can demonstrate and protest against immigrants, the people of Myanmar have every right to voice their objections against a wave of incursions taking place. Myanmar is just one of the many countries plagued with problems that colonial British manufactured during their rule. What cannot be ignored is the forced … 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

Buddhist Women’s Day

  Dekanduwala Bhikkuni Training Institute and Buddhist International (BI) collectively organize a special event to celebrate the historical importance of Binara (September) full-moon day for the Buddhist world. History takes us back to India where the birth of Shakyamuni Thathagatha Gawthama Buddha took place and with time the flourishing of Buddhism across the globe eventually … Read more

BI Coordinates a Social Welfare Program in Kanthale

Buddhist International successfully coordinated a massive social welfare program in Kanthale. It was a donation from a group of Buddhist professionals working abroad, lead by Mr. Malinda Wijekoon, and Mrs. Hiranthi Punchihewa from Australia and, Mrs. Chathurika Manjari, Mr. Sajeew Baddage from few other countries. The donation was made for 100 school children selected from … Read more