Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara is a man whose words lead to action. When he threatens Muslims in a speech, mobs ransack Muslim neighbourhoods. And people die. Off the podium, the Buddhist monk remains the ultimate showman.
Kid Mai Death Awareness Cafe is a death-themed cafe, in Bangkok. The cafe experience includes a decorated white coffin, where customers are encouraged to lie down for a few minutes to secure a discount on a drink.
The government declared a state of emergency for ten days and blocked access to social media as 11 mosques were torched and 200 Muslim-owned businesses destroyed in riots by Sinhalese mobs that left at least three people dead and around 20 wounded.
A recent wave of violence has sent the tropical nation into a tailspin as Sri Lanka continues to struggle with post-war reconciliation.
Sri Lanka's Kandy district had been rocked by communal clashes since Sunday, following attacks on members of the minority Muslim community by nationalist crowds from the Sinhalese majority. At least two people were killed.
Buddhist mobs sweep through Muslim neighbourhoods in the country's central hills, destroying stores and setting homes on fire despite a curfew and a state of emergency.
The Sri Lankan government has imposed a state of emergency after anti-Muslim riots have spread in parts of the country. Tensions have been brewing for months, so why has the government been slow to act?
Anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka is on the rise and feeding Buddhist nationalism. The government of Sri Lanka must take action before events spiral out of control.
Tibet's spiritual leader has begun a nine-day visit to the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh which is claimed by China. The visit has raised tensions between the two countries that are also at odds over other issues.
Ignoring China's concern, a meeting between President Obama and the separatist Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lama takes place at the White House.
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