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News Sri Lanka » Religion: Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://theconversation.com/why-violent-buddhist-extremists-are-targeting-muslims-in-sri-lanka-92951
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

But like any religion, Buddhism has a far more complicated story than that – and Sri Lanka has seen many disturbing and violent episodes that attest to that fact. The Buddhist Protestantism of the 19th century, the monks who invoked Buddhist texts to ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: The Latest: Sri Lanka native ID'd as van attack victim

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/latest-sri-lanka-native-idd-van-attack-victim-54723903
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Sri Lanka. She was 45 and lived with her 7-year-old son. Amarasinghe worked at school cafeterias and came to the temple frequently, sometimes helping arrange religious ceremonies. Friend Thilina Pelendage says she was known for her humorous nature and for ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: India to send Buddhist relics for Vesak in Sri Lanka

News channel or source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/26/c_137139234.htm
Publication date: hursday 26 April 2018

Vesak is celebrated on April 29 this year in Sri Lanka to mark the birth, the enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha who founded the Buddhist religion. The statement said the relics would be brought from Sarnath, India for the first time for public ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lanka imposes liquor, meat ban for Buddhist festival

News channel or source: https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/26/414261/sri-lanka-imposes-liquor-meat-ban-for-buddhist-festival/
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered casinos to close on the Buddha’s birthday in a move to appease the island’s religious majority. The restrictions, which come just days after the government shifted May Day ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: My Parents Fled Religious Violence, So I'm Speaking Out About President Trump's Travel Ban

News channel or source: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/my-parents-fled-religious-violence-president-trump-travel-ban
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

My parents immigrated to the United States of America at the beginning of what would be a 26-year long civil war in Sri Lanka. They met at a dance in ... was not reflective of the Sinhala-Buddhist ethno-religious majority. They made the challenging ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lanka mulls criminalizing hate speech, fake news

News channel or source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/sri-lanka-mulls-criminalizing-hate-speech-fake-news/82096
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Sri Lanka is considering criminalizing hate speech and fake news ... Some groups used those platforms to further divide the country along religious and ethnic lines by sowing disharmony and targeting Muslims. Jagath Liyanarachchi, an attorney-at-law ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: Sri Lankan Muslims: the new ‘others’?

News channel or source: http://himalmag.com/sri-lankan-muslims-the-new-others/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Sri Lanka’s Constitution guarantees Muslims the same rights ... Nor are Muslims trying to convert Buddhists, a charge that is usually levelled against religious minorities. So where did the fear and the hate come from? Was it born naturally or engineered ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: Letter to Zuckerberg from Sri Lanka: No to religious hatred and misogyny on Facebook

News channel or source: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Letter-to-Zuckerberg-from-Sri-Lanka%3A-No-to-religious-hatred-and-misogyny-on-Facebook-43653.html
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Twelve Sri Lankan groups signed the letter. At least six million people regularly use Facebook on the island. The letter demands action to protect personal data and prevent another Cambridge Analytica scandal. Colombo (AsiaNews) – Twelve Sri Lankan civil ...

News Sri Lanka » Religion: Oppose the Sri Lankan government’s ban on May Day celebrations

News channel or source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/25/sril-a25.html
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

The gains were made by the rival Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), led by former President ... gave the foremost place in the constitution to the Buddhist religion. Since then systematic provocations have taken place, triggering the anti-Tamil war ...