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Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka
Why violent Buddhist extremists are targeting Muslims in Sri Lanka

To many non-Buddhists outside Asia, this sort of violence can seem surprising. Westerners think of Buddhism as a peaceful religion, folding Buddhist terms and practices into stress relief practices such as mindfulness. But like any religion, Buddhism has a far more complicated story than that – and Sri Lanka has seen many disturbing and violent episodes that attest…

Conversation - Apr 27 17:33 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Muslims ]

Islamic banking takes off in Sri Lanka
Islamic banking takes off in Sri Lanka

But Sri Lanka? Whatever comes to mind when conjuring up images of this tropical island in the Indian Ocean – outsourcing, cracked highways, drinks on the beach – it surely isn’t the complexities of sukuk and Shariah-compliant profit sharing. Why would that be needed or wanted in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country where Muslims account for just under 10% of the…

Euro Money - Mar 27 14:12 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, Muslims, Economy ]

Gary Anandasangaree
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