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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.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
-- Sri Lanka's prime minister said on Wednesday that Buddhism will remain paramount on the bitterly divided island, seeking to head off protests led by the powerful Buddhist clergy against proposed changes to the constitution.

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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.

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Buddhist monastery in Bangladesh hosts iftar meals for Muslims

Dhaka Tribune, 2 Jun, 2017

Dhaka, Bangladesh --  The Buddhist temple Dhammarajika Monastery provides iftar to the poor and hungry Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan

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‘Buddhist monks acknowledge Pakistani support’

The Nation, May 23, 2017

Islamabad, Pakistan -- Pakistan is a real friend of Sri Lanka who always stood with it in conflicts, natural calamities which the entire Sri Lankan nation acknowledges.

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Buddha Purnima 2017: Know all about Vesak, significance and history

News Nation Bureau, May 9, 2017

New Delhi, India -- The reason why Buddha Purnima is also known as Vesak because it is celebrated in the "Baisakh" or the "Vaisakha" month.

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This Vesak celebration will be like no other

By Rajitha Weerakoon, Sunday Times, May 7, 2017

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- As Sri Lanka prepares to host the UN Day of Vesak, Ven. Daranagama Kusala Dhamma Thera recalls the efforts of late Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar to make this day a reality and the events planned

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Buddha Purnima 2017 in India: Date, significance and celebration of Gautama Buddha’s birth anniversary

India.com, May 8, 2017

Here is all you should know about Buddha Purnima 2017 date, significance and celebration in India.
New Delhi, India
-- Buddha Purnima 2017 is just round the corner. India, being the land of the origin of Buddhism, holds Buddha Purnima as an extremely significant day.

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‘Buddhism relevant in today’s era’

by Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, March 19, 2017

Patna, India -- At Nalanda conclave, President Mukherjee says no part of the world is free from scourge of violence

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Pakistan to organise Buddhist conference

The Nation, March 2, 2017

Rawalpindi, Pakistan -- Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to organise a Buddhist conference with an aim to promote tourism in the country.

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Mahakaruna Day Celebration, Nagpur

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 14, 2017

Nagpur, India -- The 4th Mahakaruna Diwas of this year was held in the beautiful city of Nagpur with more than 5000 Buddhists participants. Various cultural programmes and lectures was organized at the historical Deekshabhoomi to celebrate Mahakaruna Diwas on 11th February, 2017.

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