Saturday, May 18, 2019

IMPORTANCE OF BUDDHIST HISTORY


President Released 762 Prisoners To Mark Vesak Yesterday(18) -Afterwards Met With Gnanasara Thero

The releasing of 762 Prisoners who had
been jailed over petty offences to mark Vesak   was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (18) at Prison Grounds in Welikada .

This the largest contignent of prisoners released at once in Prison history of Sri Lanka .

After the function President Sirisena had met imprisoned Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thero who is the General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Organization at Prison Hospital in Walikada it has been reported.No further details regarding the meeting had been revealed .

Some sections of the country had demanded president to release Gnanasara Thero under Presidential pardon recent days after revealing extremist attacks targeting Vesak and Poson festivals .

One Killed And Eight Injured Due To Van -Lorry Collision

One person was killed and eight others
got Injured and hospitalized due to a Van-Lorry Collision at Krundugahahathapma entry in Southern Expressway last evening (18).

The injured has been admitted to the Elpitiya Hospital for treatment .Five persons  were travelling  in the van and four in the lorry at the time of the  incident .

The deceased and the injured had been identified as residents of Nagoda, Kalutara .The Passangers of the van  had met with the accident whilst on the way home after attending a religious programme in Vanduramba ,Galle .

The deceased was 47 year old driver of the Van it has been revealed.  

UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE VALUE OF CHINA'S PANDA DIASPORA

CELEBRATING WAR HEROES


VESAK A FESTIVAL OF PEACE


VESAK NOT ONLY BRINGS US MENTAL PEACE IY ALSO GIVES  AN ENCOURAGMENT  TO RENEW  RELATIONSHIPS IN VIEW OF LIVING PEACE AND HARMONY.





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SRI LANKA'S FIRST LASER AND WATER VESAK PANDAL DISPLAYED IN 2017


Neary 500 Lanterns Made Using DharmaChakrya And The Cross In Saliyawewa Area Banned From Displaying

Nearly 500 Vesak Lanterns made by
Buddhist and Catholic youth in Saliyawewa area in Puttalam had not been displayed due to the ban imposed by Police  following an Opposition against displaying the Lanterns which showing Dharma Chakrya and the cross it has been reported .

Buddhist clergy in the area opposed the displaying Dharma Chakrya and the cross in Vesak Lanterns considering it as an unusual thing it has been revealed.

Due to the Police ban on displaying the Lanterns youth who made those burnt and destroyed some lanterns and taken home remaining Lanterns .

Sri Lankan Buddhists Celebrating Vesak Festival Giving Priority To Religious Activities

Buddhists throughout the island are celebrating Prestegious Vesak Festival by giving priority to religious activities in Temples and home .

In many areas catholics, Hindu and Muslim Nationals have also participated Vesak activities with Buddhists it has been reported.

In Catholic churches Vesak Lanterns displaying  Dharma Chakrya and cross had been displayed  showing peace and harmony among Sri Lankan communities.

Due to the Easter Sunday attacks main features of Vesak ,displaying pandals and Lanterns not held this year  and only limited number of Vesak dansala's conducted  throught the island it has been reported. 

SLFP Secretsry MP.Dayasiri Jayasekare Had Given A Statement To DIG Office

Parliamentarian and Secretary of the
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP)DayasirI Jayasekare had arrived in Office of the Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG)in charge of Colombo Division to give a statement regarding communal violence Occured in Kuliyapitiya area earlier this week.

After gving a  statment  MP Jayasekare had left the DIG office .He was asked to appear in DIG office this morning at 9.45 a.m .

YASODARA......


SOME UNHEARD FACTS OF BUDDHISM



*Because Lord Buddha's closest Follower  Ananda Thero did not request the Lord Buddha to stay alive for another period of time ,Lord Buddha has Demised (Parinirvanaya).Later  Ananda Thero cried after learning this .

*Devdath the enemy of Lord Buddha since many previous births who is now in hell and receiving punishments for all the sin acts he had committed never had any illness during Buddha era.This show's wrong doers including crooks and murderers will receive the punishments for their sins in one point.

*Devdath who is in hell  will become a a pase budu only for a moment because of the virtues accumulated by him in a peevious birth when the future Maithree Buddha attained  enlightment and then Demised .

*Devdath was taken to Lord Buddha on his death bed as he wants to meet Lord Buddha before his death .However before reaching Lord Buddha he got down from the chariot and dragged to hell over his sin acts.At that time Devdath told "Budu SarnaI  which was his last word .

*Devdath  is the elder  brother of Queen yasodara.


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