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Tibetans' struggle in global spotlight: Dalai Lama

ABC News Onlie, Dec 12, 2004

Dharamsala, India -- Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says 45 years of struggle for Tibetan rights have catapulted the cause of the Tibetan people into the global spotlight.

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Buddhist monks warn of self-immolation if Indian show goes on

The Hindu News Update Service (AP), Dec 10, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddhist monks may set themselves on fire in protest unless organisers postpone a concert of Indian film stars that coincides with the anniversary of a cleric's death, a monk said today.

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Shah Rukh Khan concert to go ahead in Sri Lanka

By ApunKaChoice Bureau, Dec 9, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Despite strong protests from Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka regarding the day of Shah Rukh Khan ?s concert in Colombo, the show would be held as previously planned.

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Tenth December Kashag's statement

TibetNet, December 10, 2004

Dhramsala, India -- Today, on this special occasion of the 15th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the World Human Rights day, the Kashag?on behalf of all the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet?would like to offer its deep reverence and greetings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Kashag also extends its greetings and Tashi Deleg to all Tibetans within and without Tibet.

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New Sangha Nayake for Singapore receives Aktapatra

Lanka Daily News, Dec 10, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Act of Appointment (Aktapatra) for the newly-appointed Chief Sangha Nayake of Singapore, Ven. Bellanwila Dhammaratana Nayake Thera will be delivered at the Kotte Rajamaha Vihara tomorrow at 2.30 p.m.

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A temple of peace for India, China

by INDRANI BAGCHI, TIMES NEWS NETWORK, DECEMBER 08, 2004

NEW DELHI, India -- India's offer to build a Buddhist temple in Luoyang in China's Henan province betrays a strong sense of historical deja vu.

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14th convocation of Buddhist and Pali University

Lanka Daily News, Dec 9, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The fourteenth convocation of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will be held at 2 p.m. on December 31 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The convocation will be held under the patronage of Most Ven. Weweldeniye Sri Medhalankara Maha Nayake Thera of the Ramanya Nikaya of Sri Lanka and Maha Mahopadhyaya of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

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India's Northeast Buddhist scholars team to visit Burma

by Nava Thakuria, Mizzima News, December 8, 2004

Assam, India -- In view of strengthening the socio-religious and cultural ties with South Asian neighbouring countries including Burma, a group of Buddhist scholars from Northeast India is ready to go on an extensive tour programme.

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Washington Viharaya Chief Incumbent thanks President

by Chamikara Weerasinghe, Lanka Daily News, Dec 8, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Chief Incumbent of Washington Buddhist Viharaya in the US and chairman of Jana Vijaya Foundation, Ven. Maharagama Dhammasiri Thera yesterday thanked President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for appointing a three-member committee to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thera.

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Buddhist monks protest Bollywood show in Sri Lanka

Press Trust of India, Dec 6, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's Buddhist clergy today stepped up a campaign against a concert here by Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and his troupe saying the carnival coincided with the death anniversary of a monk.

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