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Devotees are seen coming in large numbers to Shri Ponnambala Vaneshwarar Temple in Kochchikade to engage in religious observances to mark the New year, which is a norm in Sri Lanka. Pic by Nisal Baduge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  Comments - 4

  • Lokka Monday, 02 January 2023 06:14 AM

    There is so much freedom in Sinhala dominated areas in the country to practise other faiths. Do the Buddhists have the same freedom in Hindu and Muslim dominated areas?

    Tamilan Monday, 02 January 2023 12:06 PM

    If the freedom is given they will eradicate the entire place and start planting Bo tree in every junction.

    Ganesh Manickam Monday, 02 January 2023 04:06 PM

    My Dear Lokka, you need some history lessons. May be you are too young. The Buddhists had freedom in 1948 to make the Tamils of Indian origin stateless after living and contributing to the national economy for 100 years. You had freedom to implement Sinhala only policy in1956 and chase away thousands of Tamil government servants. You had freedom to instigate violence against Tamils in 1956,1958,1966,1979,1981,1983,1988 and send thousands of refugees to India, you had freedom in 1948 to implement GalOya colonization and dilute Tamil population, after war ended in 2009, you had freedom to plant Buddha statues near every temple in North and East. Now you have freedom to beg for food and medicine. Karma works.

    Dr.Jeyaraman Devarajan Tuesday, 03 January 2023 07:38 AM

    Only one God but with a different name. If we don't respect other religions, we are insulting our own religion. I am a Hindu, but I have also been to other religious places and respect them. Every religion is telling the same thing, how to be a good person.


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