Buddhist Jihad About To Start In Buddha's Own Island! Sad...
A rather worried corr. alerted us to this news item which in turn worried us. Does this mean that foreign mercenaries are joining the "Holy War"?
Daily Mirror 24.3.04 Monks coming from abroad to back JHU
By Pujitha Wijetunge
About 30 Sri Lankan Buddhist monks resident abroad are expected to return soon to support the monks who are contesting the general election on the Jathika Hela Urumaya ticket.
Original picture caption and source: Monks debating at Jokhang Temple They skipped around the gilded roof, debating arcane points of scripture in front of their spiritual sparring partners with a blur of windmilling arms and dramatic lunges, culminating with the sharp clap of the hands that signal a knockout blow of Buddhist interpretation. - Philip Sherwell.
London Sunday Telegraph Travel Section March 21st 2004