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Sri Lanka: Bill To Control Monks Divides Buddhists

MultBudhaLotus News Analysis  by  Kalinga Seneviratne

Singapore, 20 Feb 2016:  A bill tabled in the Sri Lankan parliament in January to create a legal framework to control the behavior and conduct of Buddhist monks has created deep divisions within the majority Buddhist community in the country regarding its intentions and implementation.

 

China: Buddhist Revival Fuels Animal Welfare Movement

FeedDogLotus News Feature

By Kalinga Seneviratne

Singapore, 2 February 2016: A Buddhist revival in China is fuelling a growing animal welfare movement across the country with the Chinese government poised to revise the decades-old animal welfare act.

India: Dalai Lama Celebrates 80th Birthday With Tributes From Indians

DalaiLamaA Lotus News Feature compiled by Kalinga Seneviratne

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet has received tributes from a cross-section of Indians as he toured a number of Indian cities to mark his 80th birthday which fell on July 6th last year. In turn he has also emphasized the importance of ethics and compassion to craft a better 21st century.

Can “Strategic Litigation” Stop Asia’s Modern-Day Slavery?

ThaiFishBoatLotus News Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne

In the past two decades a labour-starved world has seen the flow of unskilled migrant labour increase many fold turning it into a business that trade in human beings. With recruitments agents right across Asia charging exorbitant fees and later dumping them in exploitative and life-threatening conditions, this trade has today come to be known as a modern-day slavery trade.

Asian Scholars Crafting A Non-Adversarial Approach To Journalism

Phuwadol By Kalinga Seneviratne

Bangkok, 18 December, 2015:  While a ‘Mindful Communication’ fad is currently sweeping across America, a group of Asian scholars and media practitioners gathered here this week to examine how this traditional Asian way of communication could be adopted to train 21st century journalists to create a media that would promote harmony rather than conflict.

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