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A Repugnant and Lethal Betrayal in Sri Lanka

By Tisaranee Gunasekara - Sun Jun 18, 12:58 pm

The monk Ashin Wirathu, center, was the guest of honor at the Buddhist Power Force convention in Colombo, held in 2014. Credit Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images, via Sangam

“I will fight until such time that a leader can say that this is a country of Sinhala-Buddhist.”

Bhikku Galagoda-Atte Gnanasara (Japan Times – 17.6.2017)

The presidential election of 2015 was more than an electoral contest. It was a political war between two opposing worldviews, a contestation for the soul and future of Sri Lanka.

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