Sri Lankan Muslims under threat

Sri Lankan Muslims under threat

A CURIOUS story in a local English daily caught my eye the other day. It seemed the Sri Lanka Muslim Council had given in to demands that meat could be sold without halal certification. This is a huge success for radical Buddhist groups who have been orchestrating an...
Communalism unleashed: Buddhist-Muslim tensions

Communalism unleashed: Buddhist-Muslim tensions

OF late, there has been a rise in tensions involving Muslims living in Buddhist- majority countries such as Myanmar and Sri Lanka. At least 40 people have been killed in recent clashes in Myanmar while mosques and houses have also been destroyed. Media reports...

Buddhist text’s true author identified as Thai woman

By Samanthi Dissanayake BBC News A little-known Thai woman has been identified by researchers as the most likely author of an important Buddhist treatise, previously attributed to a high-profile monk. Thammanuthamma-patipatti is a set of dialogues, supposedly between...