Three politically influential Buddhist monks have joined the voices opposing the Sri Lankan government's proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution that aims to bolster the powers of the president, demanding that 20A must be amended to retain the checks and balances of the presidency.

The Sri Lankan government has restricted the five-day national 'Vesak' festival celebrations to just two days citing the prevailing security situation in the country following the massive Easter Sunday bombings on April 21 which claimed nearly 260 lives and injured 500 others.

The 83-year-old, a globally revered figure and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, had come down here from Dharamshala for a check-up at the Max Hospital in Saket on Tuesday.

Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a bid to lure dalit voters, will now take support of Buddhist monks who would spread the good works done by BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the centre.      Roping in Dhamm Virio Mahathera, a Buddhist monk, BJP is trying to reach the masses for …