Hassina Leelarathna

Catholic, Buddhist Leaders Hail New Driver License Law, Call on Washington to Expedite Immigration Reform

Catholic and Buddhist leaders in Los Angeles hailed the landmark measure granting California driver's licenses to people in the country illegally as an important commitment to immigrants and called on Washington to expedite the passing of comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S.

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Buddhists End “Rainy Season” With Ancient Ritual Robe-offering Ceremonies in LA

Hundreds of ethnic Buddhists in Southern California belonging to the Theravada tradition have been flocking to temples over the past few weeks for the Kathina, a ritual that has persisted in several Asian countries for over 2500 years.

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Hit by U.S. Recession, Growing Number of Sri Lankans in Los Angeles Face Hard Times

While the Sri Lankan population in Los Angeles County experienced dramatic growth over the past decade becoming one of the fastest growing ethnic communities, it has also suffered economic decline, with a significant percentage caught in the grips of poverty.

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