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JHU not involved in incidents after Satyagraha (demonstration) call off - Ven Medhananda

Lanka Daily News, Dec 13, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera in a media release said his party was not involved in the events that followed the calling off of their Sathyagraha on Saturday and the protests prior to the unfortunate incident.

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Shah Rukh Khan apologises to Buddhist monks

Press Trust Of India, December 11, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has apologised to Sri Lanka's protesting Buddhist monks for the timing of his mega concert here, which coincides with the death anniversary of a popular priest, but said the show will go on.

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Tibetans' struggle in global spotlight: Dalai Lama

ABC News Onlie, Dec 12, 2004

Dharamsala, India -- Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says 45 years of struggle for Tibetan rights have catapulted the cause of the Tibetan people into the global spotlight.

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Buddhist monks warn of self-immolation if Indian show goes on

The Hindu News Update Service (AP), Dec 10, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddhist monks may set themselves on fire in protest unless organisers postpone a concert of Indian film stars that coincides with the anniversary of a cleric's death, a monk said today.

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Shah Rukh Khan concert to go ahead in Sri Lanka

By ApunKaChoice Bureau, Dec 9, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Despite strong protests from Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka regarding the day of Shah Rukh Khan ?s concert in Colombo, the show would be held as previously planned.

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Tenth December Kashag's statement

TibetNet, December 10, 2004

Dhramsala, India -- Today, on this special occasion of the 15th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the World Human Rights day, the Kashag?on behalf of all the Tibetans inside and outside Tibet?would like to offer its deep reverence and greetings to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Kashag also extends its greetings and Tashi Deleg to all Tibetans within and without Tibet.

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New Sangha Nayake for Singapore receives Aktapatra

Lanka Daily News, Dec 10, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Act of Appointment (Aktapatra) for the newly-appointed Chief Sangha Nayake of Singapore, Ven. Bellanwila Dhammaratana Nayake Thera will be delivered at the Kotte Rajamaha Vihara tomorrow at 2.30 p.m.

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A temple of peace for India, China

by INDRANI BAGCHI, TIMES NEWS NETWORK, DECEMBER 08, 2004

NEW DELHI, India -- India's offer to build a Buddhist temple in Luoyang in China's Henan province betrays a strong sense of historical deja vu.

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14th convocation of Buddhist and Pali University

Lanka Daily News, Dec 9, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The fourteenth convocation of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will be held at 2 p.m. on December 31 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The convocation will be held under the patronage of Most Ven. Weweldeniye Sri Medhalankara Maha Nayake Thera of the Ramanya Nikaya of Sri Lanka and Maha Mahopadhyaya of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

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India's Northeast Buddhist scholars team to visit Burma

by Nava Thakuria, Mizzima News, December 8, 2004

Assam, India -- In view of strengthening the socio-religious and cultural ties with South Asian neighbouring countries including Burma, a group of Buddhist scholars from Northeast India is ready to go on an extensive tour programme.

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