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Role of Buddhism in Sri Lanka politics

Sri Lanka with longest history of Buddhism among Buddhist countries in the world, Ever since Buddhism was introduced in  3rd century BCE, it faced threat of survival due to overwhelming cultural and religious influence of Hinduism, internal jockeying for power between Mahayana and Theravada schools and Colonial sponsorship of Christianity and Islam and in such periods of turbulence, Sinhala kings sought help of two other Buddhist countries , Myanmar and Thailand  to strengthen and revive Buddhism and Over a period orthodox Theravada Buddhism came to terms with some of popular Mahayana practices, So not surprising, despite Theravada orthodoxy, historically Sinhala kings not only allowed Hindus and Muslims to practice their religions but also protected them from Dutch and Portuguese colonialist-sponsored onslaughts …………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

 

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