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A ‘Bodhi Pooja’ was held last evening at the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo to invoke blessings on former England test cricketer and Channel Nine commentator Tony Greig. The Sri Lankan cricket team, parliamentarians and commentator attended the ceremony. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja








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  • lasagne Friday, 23 November 2012 07:38 AM

    How about these types of pooja for people killed in northeast by our valiant forces

    Onna Menna Siva Tuesday, 27 November 2012 09:29 PM

    Maybe this will work. Because God favours white men.

    Menaka Sunday, 25 November 2012 04:04 AM

    Get well soon ............. True friend of Sri Lanka Cricket.

    sami Friday, 23 November 2012 09:35 AM

    well said!

    Mi Friday, 23 November 2012 09:31 AM

    Do not worship creations of the God fire statues trees are not a God worship your God only Not a GOD'S

    Managala Friday, 23 November 2012 09:29 AM

    why sympathy only for north & east don't you remember many people got brutally killed in south & west as well...

    Managala Friday, 23 November 2012 08:46 AM

    First thing Lord Buddha didn't preached to avoid well wishing events.
    Second thing this news does not say that Bodhi Pooja was done to cure his cancer if you see the pictures it clearly says Tony , Get Well Soon !
    This is act of well wishing through following a religious ritual not a act of showing miracles.a faithful act any religion would do with respect to their beliefs.
    Note : Common thing to understand by a practical person.

    Managala Friday, 23 November 2012 08:27 AM

    one cannot argue on faith, if so, everyone can tell each other your in a fantasy. respect for beliefs is required being. ignorant is not good thing...

    Managala Friday, 23 November 2012 08:25 AM

    I respect your belief but better you do the same for others

    Abdul Friday, 23 November 2012 04:44 AM

    Nice gesture....

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 23 November 2012 07:31 AM

    Bodhi Poojas will never cure anything. The society has to move on from mythical believers to civilisation.

    Cheena Friday, 23 November 2012 07:15 AM

    100% correct and nothing to be corrected. Cannot live on fantasy. Be practical. God will help those who help their selves.

    Asanka De silva Friday, 23 November 2012 05:58 AM

    A good deed indeed.

    Buffalo Friday, 23 November 2012 05:54 AM

    why not a Bodhi Puja for the CJ and save the judiciary ?

    any takers?

    Lone Ranger Friday, 23 November 2012 05:00 AM

    Gangaramaya Temple of all places. The God Delusion.

    Patriot Friday, 23 November 2012 04:58 AM

    Bodhi Poojas will not cure Tony's Lung cancer. Only an Operation if diagnosed early enough and Chemotherapy might cure him. Bodhi poojas will work for mental illnesses. This is the reality dear cricketers. Note: I am a practical Buddhist who follows what Lord Buddha has preached.

    Roshini Friday, 23 November 2012 04:51 AM

    get well soon Tony. We love you.... you are one of the greatest ambassadors for Sri Lanka.

    Giann Friday, 23 November 2012 04:43 AM

    Wish you a speedy recovery Tony Greig. A true friend of Sri Lanka and also Sri Lankan Cricket.


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