The violent side of Sri Lankan Buddhism


Should be of interest to those with an interest in modern Buddhism: March 10th at 19:30 (GMT) on Al Jazeera:

‘Hardline Buddhist monks are targeting Muslims and Christians in Sri Lanka, where the civil war’s end has spurred a new wave of sectarianism bent on preserving Sinhalese culture. Since the conflict ended nearly five years ago, groups like Bodu Bala Sena have emerged as Sri Lanka’s self-appointed watchdogs of Buddhism. At 19:30 GMT, we discuss the violent side of Sri Lankan Buddhism.’


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