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Wirathu strengthens ties with Sri Lankan Buddhists to counter "jihad"

AFP, 29 September 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Masoeyin monastery monk U Wirathu has announced he is linking up with hardline monks in Sri Lanka, alleging that the Buddhist religion is under threat from Islamic jihadists.

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Shop with Buddhist footwear raided

Colombo Gazette, September 4, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A shop selling footwear with Buddhist images, was raided in Balangoda and two people were arrested.

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue at House of Lords

by Tissa Madawela, Sri Express, 6 Sep 2014

London, UK -- Wednesday 30th July 14 at 6.30pm, initiated by the conservative Muslim Forum, the British House of Lords committee room 3 witnessed an important gathering of Buddhists and Muslims to have a friendly dialogue to overcome some of the differences that have arisen between the two communities due to unfortunate events that have been unfolding in some parts of Sri Lanka in recent times.

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Convocation of International Buddhist Education Institute under President's patronage

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 13, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Convocation of the International Buddhist Education Institute was held at Pallekele under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday.

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Sri Lanka President hands over Buddhist relics to USA

News Lanka, Jul 29, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka has donated sacred Buddha relics to be placed in temples in the United States and Korea for the Buddhists in those countries to worship.

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