The Sri Lanka Scene

 by T. Sabaratnam


Weekly Review

4 -1-2004

Sri Lanka Scene

Last week I highlighted the return of Buddhist extremism to the centre of the Southern Sri Lankan political stage and indicated the ensuing danger. As I said, the government bent backwards to please the Buddhist monks. Buddha Sasana Minister W. J. M. Lokkubandara walked to the fasting monks with lunch parcels before noon on Wednesday, the second day of the fast, and sought their permission to sit beside them.

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Posted January 5, 2004