Not In Our Name

  1. The shameful behaviour and expression employed by the Mahanayaka of the Rangiri Dambulu chapter, along with the monks he led and the crowd of thugs is not remotely associated with or reflective of the philosophy of the Dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha, or the way in which a Buddhist monk is supposed to behave and speak. Many online have already expressed their dismay and deep concern over the actions of a few, placing Sri Lanka in the media spotlight again for all the wrong reasons.

    If we have to fight, let’s fight to keep Sri Lanka free of extremists who threaten not only what they seek to destroy, but also who and what they claim to represent.

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About Sanjana

An Ashoka, Rotary World Peace and TED Fellow alumn, I have for over fourteen years explored and advocated the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to strengthen a just peace, reconciliation, human rights and democratic governance. I set up and curate the award winning Groundviews, Sri Lanka's first citizen journalism website. An expert on new media literacy, web activism, digital security and online advocacy in Sri Lanka and internationally, I also work extensively on the advancement of information management during crises, both sudden-onset and protracted. I am a recognized expert and trainer on digital security for activists and journalists at risk, using technology and encryption to capture, disseminate and archive vital stories during the war in Sri Lanka and in austere human rights contexts.

3 responses to “Not In Our Name

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  2. Anonymous

    we are born in Sri Lanka, we are very Against religious extremism in Sri Lanka, the Buddhist religious don’t produce again a terrorist in Sri Lanka.

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