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A Buddhist temple has been established for the first time in Israel to cater to the spiritual needs of some 7,000 Sri Lankans in Israel, the External Affairs Ministry said.

It is located at the premises of a high-rise apartment complex in the greater Tel Aviv area. The Chief Incumbent Ven. Karavilakotuwe Dhammathilaka Thera said in keeping with the religious sensitivities in Israel, the inaugural ceremony was held on a low scale without much publicity.

Ven. Dhammathilaka Thera and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Sarath Wijesinghe saw to the arrangements in establishing the temple which is a historic landmark event because this is the first time that a Sri Lankan Buddhist temple has been established there.

The present premises will serve as a temple temporarily until a spacious venue is located for the convenience of the Sri Lankan community. Religious observances are being conducted at the opening ceremony
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  • galagoda atha Tuesday, 26 November 2013 05:14 PM

    I wonder there were protests from "jewish bala sena"

    pradeepa Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:17 PM

    great job. Israel is the place to work as a care giver.

    Tony Montana Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:16 AM

    That is the man who make the kassipu.

    Patriotm33 Wednesday, 27 November 2013 09:20 AM

    Don't talk BS. Saudi doesn't allow a Buddha, Shiva linga or even a statue of Jesus in to the country let alone have a temple.

    sunit kumar Friday, 30 January 2015 11:00 AM

    The men must fear an artificial thing or the man itself shall become superior on others and create problem A man cant be judged by a man. Jesus and Buddhism is based on sacrifice to Humanity it will bring peace to Israel. Saudi country are okay but are African origin. Muslim religion tells to marry 4 woman. Only Buddhism and Christianity advocated 1 woman per husband. Even Hinduism had provision for more than one woman which is similar to Muslim.

    Buddist in dubai Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:18 AM

    Even in dubai..their is buddist temple but they make kassipu in the back yard and it was closed down 3yers back .just that our Sinhala people are gelous and racist cuz their confused over their no religion..

    sss Tuesday, 26 November 2013 12:58 PM

    may be not in Saudi - the medieval kingdom

    Len Tuesday, 26 November 2013 08:31 PM

    I know you guys at the Daily Mirror don't publish my comments any more but dose any one bother to fact check thees reports or just put it up as Daily News seems to do as propaganda. [7000 Sri Lankan communities in Israel.] get real. May be my honest comments is bit of a problem for you guys?

    Sarath Tuesday, 26 November 2013 01:17 PM

    I see Sri Lanka making great progressing exporting many good things. 8000 strong community is not enough we must increase to much larger size so the world recognize our great contribution.

    Ravana Rangana Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:00 PM

    If monk can spread Buddha's teaching they can go any where in the world. However, most SL monks failed in r enunciating spreading SL culture as Dhamma.
    I wish peace and happiness, all the people supporting this noble cause.

    ish Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:00 AM

    @Hared Buddhist temples are created to facilitate Buddhist in the region unlike other religions which expect to populate their followers. via DM Android App

    upali Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:53 AM

    great.

    lairef Tuesday, 26 November 2013 09:34 AM

    dubai and Saudi also got temples . I do not most of them aware of it . even in Oman

    james bond Wednesday, 27 November 2013 07:12 AM

    send there real buddhist monks.don"t allow fake monks to destroy buddhism and giving bad news for buddhists and buddhism by destroying buddhist principles.by the way who is that man wearing a short trouser in the temple ???.in the first opening day ceremony temple gave a wrong example.

    prabath kumara Wednesday, 27 November 2013 04:07 AM

    This is a very good thing - shows the tolerance of Israelis towards other religions - It is time to reciprocate this by Sri Lanka allowing Synagogues and Churches to be established without any persecution.

    prasanna Wednesday, 27 November 2013 04:10 AM

    Adrian speaks like a true westerner they are the ones who brought alcohol and primary beliefs in to this country. could not understand life and the surroundings and thought that some one created every thing and they thought humans are supreme. the white supremacy,

    lkboy Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:27 AM

    good.

    adrian Wednesday, 27 November 2013 01:41 AM

    not good. a bar will help in their spiritual need more than a temple.

    adrian Wednesday, 27 November 2013 01:43 AM

    going by the crowd seen before a poya day .

    herod Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:39 PM

    hypocrits....buddhists in sri lanka are against the establishment of new muslim ans christian religious places in sri lanka, but they are over enthusiastic regarding establishing buddhist temples in the holy land.


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