Sunday, 18 March 2018

Tag Archives: Buddhists

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency


COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency to quell anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and damaged dozens of mosques and homes, a minister said. “The cabinet of ministers decided on tough measures, including a 10-day nationwide state of emergency ,” Minister of City Planning ...

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Buddhists across Asia mark Vesak with prayers, processions


BUDDHISTS across Asia commemorated the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha in Vesak celebrations this week. This year, the United Nations held its special Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, where a colourful lantern festival was organised with moving light displays and stalls to hand out free food and drinks ...

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