29 October 2018

Deadly air crash in Indonesia

This morning at 7.30am Malaysian time, we received the tragic news that Lion Air JT610 had crashed into the Java Sea minutes of taking off from Jakarta.  The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with 189 people on board was on a scheduled flight to Pangkal Pinang on Bangka Island.

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30 September 2018

Pray for the people of Palu

An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale and a series of powerful aftershocks that followed devastated the city of Palu in Central Sulawesi on Friday 28 September, killing more than 400 people and causing widespread damages.  The severe quake also caused a tsunami which resulted in further casualties in the area.

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8 August 2018

Prayers for the people of Lombok

On Sunday 5 August, a very strong earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale wreaked havoc on the Indonesian island of Lombok, near Bali.  The death toll from the earthquake has risen past 347.  Another 1,447 people were injured and 165,003 displaced.

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27 July 2018

Obituary – Ven. Dr. Madewela Punnaji

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Dr. Madewela Punnaji Māha Thero (born 26 November 1929) in Sri Lanka earlier today, 27 July 2018.  Ven. Punnaji was a resident monk for more than a decade at the Buddhist Māha Vihāra in Kuala Lumpur.  After the passing of the late abbot Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, Ven. Punnaji assumed many of the teaching duties there, where he established a following of students keen to learn Pāli suttantā.

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18 June 2018

Nalandians attend funeral service

On Saturday 16 June, Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Chairman of Education Committee Achariya Vijaya, and several Nalanda members attended the funeral service for the late Datuk Kenny Chan at Seck Kia Eenh Temple, Melaka.

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12 June 2018

Farewell to our Dhamma comrade

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of our Dhamma comrade, Datuk Kenny Chan of Seck Kia Eenh Melaka, on Tuesday, 12 June.  Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Education Committee Chairman Achariya S. Vijaya, the Board of Management and members of Nalanda Buddhist Society would like to convey our deepest condolences to Sis. Fern Loo and her family on the demise of Datuk Kenny.

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17 March 2018

Obituary – Ven. Dr. T. Sangharatana

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable T. Sangharatana Nāyaka Thero earlier today, 17 March 2018.  He was well regarded for his social service in Bangalore, India, as the founding member of the Maha Mahinda Dhammaduta Propagating Society, which serves the socio-welfare needs of the lower strata of Indian people.

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12 March 2018

Tragic air-crash in Kathmandu

Just days after the 4th anniversary of MH370’s disappearance, another tragic air-crash happened this afternoon in Nepal when a turboprop passenger aircraft was attempting to land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.  Flight BS 211 belonging to US-Bangla Airlines was flying on a scheduled flight from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to Kathmandu with 71 people on board.

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7 February 2018

Earthquake hits Hualien, Taiwan

A deadly magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien close to midnight yesterday (6 February), causing buildings to collapse with people trapped within them.  So far, two people were confirmed dead, more than 200 injured, and some others missing.

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4 February 2018

Obituary – Ven. Professor Bellanwila Wimalaratana

It is with deep respect and a heavy heart that we announce the passing away of Venerable Professor Bellanwila Sri Wimalaratana Nayaka Thero on 3 February 2018, aged 77.  Ven. Wimalaratana died of injuries sustained in a fall at Bellanwila Raja Mahavihara, where he was the deputy abbot.

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