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Chanting monks mourn Sri Lanka?s tsunami dead

Daily Times (Pakistan), March 28, 2005

PERALIYA, Sri Lanka -- Hundreds of mourners prayed until dawn on Sunday beside an unmarked mass grave in southern Sri Lanka, chanting Buddhist mantras to honour the dead three months after they were swept away by a killer tsunami.

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Launch of a new Buddhist global relief agency

by Janaka Perera, Asian Tribune, March 23, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A new Buddhist International Relief Organization will come into effect, early next year, Dr. Hema Goonatilake, Coordinator, Buddhist Resource Centre, Sri Lanka, told the Asian Tribune on Tuesday. She said that a committee comprising of Sri Lankan and international representatives has been appointed to draft within three months a constitution for the new organization.

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Buddhists blast carrot-and-stick compassion

by Janaka Perera, The Buddhist Channel, March 22, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddha Sasana Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake on March 19 blasted bible-toting bogus charities that were exploiting the tsunami disaster.He was addressing the two-day Global Buddhist Conference on ?Buddhist Humanitarian Services in a Post-Tsunami Context? that commenced at the BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Buddhist temple comes under grenade attack

ColomboPage News Desk, March 19, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Borelasgamuwa Pillawa Buddhist temple came under grenade attack early today. A young Samanara with injuries, though not critical, has been admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital, police sources said.

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A photo trip to Tibet

PressTrust of India, March 20, 2005

New Delhi, India -- A tired old woman in tatters with hands folded and head bowed in prayer with a placard ?China quit Tibet? and a child waiting with flowers in its hands for the Buddha - images that reflect the perseverance and resilience of an exiled community.

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Buddhist women leaders awarded

The Rising Nepal, March 15, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Twenty Buddhist women leaders including Stela Tamang from Nepal have been awarded with the ?Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award? on the occasion of the 95th ?United Nations International Women?s Day? on March 7 at a programme in Bangkok for their contribution to world peace.

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Dalai Lama in Sikkim on 20 April

Statesman, March 17, 2005

GANGTOK, Sikkim (India) -- The Dalai Lama will visit Sikkim on 20 April this year. The Dalai Lama will visit the state for a week-long period.

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Laymen join the fast by Buddhist monks

ColomboPage News Desk, March 16, 2005

The Police have provided protection for the monks to conduct their fasting.

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Ten laymen joined the six fasting Buddhist monks demanding the government to involve the state officials in supervising the distribution of tsunami relief and to distribute tents in an orderly manner.

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Sikkim's Buddhist community holds prayer for world peace

ANI, March 13, 2005

Gangtok, Sikkim (India) -- Sikkim's predominant Buddhist community held an auspicious ceremony prayer for world peace in a newly build monastery in Gangtok over the weekend.

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Global Buddhist Conference in Colombo

ColomboPage News Desk, March 14, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The two-day Global Buddhist Conference on ?Buddhist Humanitarian Services in a Post-tsunami Context' organized by the Asian Buddhist Congress and the Buddhist Resources Centre, Sri Lanka will be held at the BMICH on March 19 and 20.

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