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Next year dedicated to Buddhist programmes – Sri Lanka President

Lanka Daily News, Sept 14, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- 2017 will be named as a year for the implementation of well planned programmes for the promotion of Buddhism, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

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North Sri Lankan Governor defends building Buddhist temples

By P K Balachandran, New Indian Express, 18 August 2016

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The Governor of Sri Lanka’s Hindu Tamil-majority Northern Province, Reginold Cooray, has defended the building of Buddhist temples in the province saying that it is only part of a boom in the building of places of worship there.

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Sri Lanka exhibits sacred Buddhist relics from Taxila on Poson Poya

Lanka Daily Times, June 19, 2016

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila are currently on display for general public in Thanthirimalaya Rajamaha Viharaya, Thanthirimalaya, Anuradhapura for two days on the occasion of Poson Full Moon Poya Day being commemorated on Sunday.

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Buddhist temple provides shelter and meals

AP, May 19, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Hundreds of stunned residents of Sri Lankan villages buried by mudslides took shelter in nine temporary camps set up in schools and a Buddhist temple, where they were being given food, blankets and basic medical treatment.

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Buddhist heritage showcased to attract Sri Lankans

by Frances Bulathsinghala, Dawn, Apr 20, 2016

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Pakistan is developing the Gandhara Trail to attract Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia and to demonstrate its interest in preserving and showcasing its non-Islamic heritage.

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