Young Men's Buddhist Association
The YMBA, or Young Men's Buddhist Association, was created in Sri Lanka in 1898. The main founder was C. S. Dissanayake as part of a bid to provide Buddhist institutions as an alternative to YMCA, otherwise known as the Young Men's Christian Association. It has had many famous presidents such as philanthropists Ernest de Silva and Henry Woodward Amarasuriya. It also exists in other countries, although they seem to be independent organizations.
- Human Rights Watch (2009), The Resistance of the Monks: Buddhism and Activism in Burma, p. 12.
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- Tessa J. Bartholomeuz.In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka. RoutledgeCurzon, NY: New York, 2002.
- YMBA Kolonnawa, Sri Lanka
- YMBA Colombo, Sri Lanka
- YMBA Maharagama, Sri Lanka
- YMBA Dehiwala-MtLavinia, Sri Lanka
- Young Men's Buddhist Association America
- YMBA New Delhi, India
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