A peep into the past of the state of Buddhism prevailing in Burma and Sri Lanka ( circa 1903 )
Posted on March 8th, 2016

Buddhism –  The Illustrated Quarterly Review Vol. 1 No. 1  (September 1903)  Published in Rangoon, Burma 

Disquieting News from Ceylon ( 1903)

The British Colonial Govt. reneges on promises made to the Buddhists

Lack of Religious Toleration

Desecration of the sacred relics of antiquity at Anuradhapura – unworthy of a civilized Government

Leadership given by Walisinghe Harischandra to disperse angry crowds rioting in Anuradhapura in protest against constant disregard of their religious sentiments by the colonial authorities

For details please read the account prepared by Burmese Buddhists after their visit to Ceylon in 1903 in pages 149 – 151 appended below

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An Account of the work of the YMBA under the direction of D.B. Jayatilaka, the indefatigable Principal of Ananda College, who was also the Editor of the ‘Buddhist’ Magazine ( page 170 )
YMBA was then located at 61, Maliban Street, Pettah, Colombo

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A Brief Report on the work of Anagarika Dharmapala (then called as Mr. H. Dharmapala) overseas and Walisinghe Harischandra at Anuradhapura ( page 172)

Buddhism08AA Brief Account on the adoption of modern methods of disseminating the Dhamma at the Maitriya Dharmasala ( Maitriya Hall ) at Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya and the work of the Vidyodaya Pirivena under the direction of Ven. Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayake Thero ( page 173 )

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