Bombs and Buddhists August 27, 2007Posted by Philip Ryan in News.
Three bombs were discovered in Sri Lanka on Sunday, one of them in the town of Kandy along the route of a procession to honor the Buddha’s Tooth Relic. The 10-day festival will go on regardless. Sri Lanka has lived with terrorism for a very long time, and the Temple housing the Tooth was damaged by a truck bomb in 1998.
Meanwhile, a Buddhist delegation arrived in Sri Lanka from another majority-Buddhist country involved in a civil war, Thailand. The fighting there is getting more violent. Visitors from Myanmar / Burma are also due in Sri Lanka.
Is it ironic that a Tooth Relic is held in a town called Kandy? Teeth are tough customers. They can survive amazing things. I think we’ve commented on this somewhere previously.
– Philip Ryan, Webmaster