3D return for Bamiyan Buddha destroyed by Taliban

The ancient sandstone carvings in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan valley were once the world’s tallest Buddhas – but they were lost forever when the Taliban blew them up 20 years ago. One made a poignant return on Tuesday night in the form of a 3D projection, glowing in the rocky alcove where it used to stand. It […]

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Easter Sunday attacks:  Do not joke with any other committees to implement the recommendations-Cardinal

Those who don’t have even basic education shouldn’t be allowed to decide and act on the recommendations by the Presidential Commission of inquiries (PCoI) on Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo, His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Cardinal Ranjith who joined a protest staged by the Catholics of Katuwapitiya together with the clergy, said […]

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When was Christmas first celebrated?

Today is Christmas day (Christ’s mass). But for the first 300 years of Christianity, it wasn’t so. When was Christmas first celebrated? In an old list of Roman bishops, compiled in A. D. 354 these words appear for A.D. 336: “25 Dec.: natus Christus in Betleem Judeae.” December 25th, Christ born in Bethlehem, Judea. This day, December […]

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President decides to place 2 Buddhist Universities under Education Ministry

At the request of Maha Sangha, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to bring Sri Lanka Buddhist and Pali University and Buddhashravaka Bhiksu University under the purview of the Ministry of Education. President also paid attention to the possibility of placing these two Universities under the University Grants Commission. President instructed the officials to conduct monitoring their […]

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Dalai Lama discharged from Delhi hospital

The Dalai Lama has been discharged from a Delhi hospital, three days after being admitted with a chest infection. The Tibetan spiritual leader said he felt, “normal, almost normal,” the Associated Press reports. His spokesman Tenzin Taklha said the 83-year-old had suffered from a “light cough” but was “doing very well”. The Dalai Lama, a […]

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Sri Lanka plugs ‘Buddhist tourist trail’ site

The Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau has introduced a “Buddhist Tourism Trail”, a Sri Lankan promotional website aiming to attract Thai and other travellers from Theravada Buddhism countries, the Bangkok Post reported. “Thailand has always been a good friend of Sri Lanka. Our friendship spans many centuries based on the foundation of Theravada Buddhism, and […]

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Pope Francis visit in the UAE (dubai,pic)

Head of the Roman Catholic Church begins a historic visit to the United Arab Emirates The 83-year-old pope has made the journey of about 4,700km on the invitation of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. 282 Views

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Pardon for Gananasara Thera: Minister to talk with President

Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera today said that he will discuss with President Maithripala Sirisena to secure a pardon for Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thero as soon as the President arrived in the country. He told,  he received several letters from Ramanna Nikaya, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela of the […]

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