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Who blundered Vesak Poya day?
The Sunday Times, May 29, 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- As the world commemorates the thrice-blessed Vaisakya day this full moon Tuesday morn, how did Lanka get the date wrong?more…
Kandy monasteries reject state diktat on Vesak
By L. B. Senaratne, Sunday Times, April 29, 2018
Colombo,Sri Lanka -- The two main monasteries Malwatta and Asgiri will proceed with Upasampada rituals, or higher ordinations, from May 29, Vesak Day to June 27, the Poson Poya Day. The two viharayas do not accept April 29, as Vesak Day, which they claim is the work of a misguided astrologer.more…
Maha Nayaka, Buddhist organization express reservations
Daily Mirror, Sept 29, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Maha Nayaka of the Amarapura Maha Nikaya Venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera and the Buddha Sasana Karya Sadaaka Mandalaya, a leading Buddhist organization, has opposed certain sections of the Interim Report on the new Constitution that was presented by the steering committee of the Constitutional Assembly recently.more…
Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter
AP, July 12, 2017
Prime Minister assured Buddhist monks that the new constitution will not take away the primary status given to Buddhism.
Top Buddhist priests denounce move to change Sri Lankan constitution
MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia, July 4, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's top Buddhist priests have jointly appealed to the government not to proceed with its plan to write a new constitution for the country or even amend the existing constitution.more…
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