Buddhism

Buddhism

Above photo-Palitha Udayasiri

 

Buddhism is the most wide spread religion of the majority Sinhalese community. The origin of Sri lankan Buddhism is explained in historical books and chronicles in which tells how King Devanam Piyatissa (207 BC) was converted by Mahinda Thero; The son of King Asoka of India who was sent to Sri lanka to introduce the Buddhism. The Sinhalese see themselves as guardians of the original Buddhist faith and follow the Theravada or Hinayana tradition of Buddhism.

Source-www.discoversrilanka.com/

 

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