Condolence

21 April 2019

Dark day for humanity

Earlier today, several blasts in churches and hotels were reported in Sri Lanka, killing at least 290 people and injuring hundreds more.  It was a dastardly act of violence on a peaceful Sunday morning, especially when Christians were going for Easter prayers.

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15 March 2019

Another ‘dark day’ for humanity

This afternoon, a lone gunman stormed into two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and opened fire randomly at worshipers, killing 50 people and injuring dozens others.  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described this act of terrorism as one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”.

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10 March 2019

Tragic air crash in Ethiopia

A scheduled Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly after it took off this morning, at around 8.44AM local time.  The Boeing 737-800 MAX aircraft was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members.  As of press time, there were no news of any survivors.

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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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