Gotabaya has a reputation for ruthless efficiency but he is yet to bridge the gap with the minority Muslims and Tamils whose support is essential to win a Presidential poll.
But Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called the Indian action "racist" and added: "I want to make it clear that we will fight this at every forum."
Built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan, “Shahjahanabad” as Delhi was known then, represented the very essence of India’s composite Hindu-Muslim culture.
Neither the government nor the opposition was serious about discussing the existing document on a new constitution with devolution of power for the minority Tamils.
"Sri Lanka has been in crisis, remains in crisis and will continue to be in crisis until we can create a just and equal Sri Lanka for all Sri Lankans.” says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.
Bearing testimony to Britain’s march towards becoming a truly multi-racial country, two South Asians, an Indian and a Pakistani, have been given top positions in Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
Tamil Muslim maritime trade flourished when trade was free from political interference and military pressure, but it declined under the intolerant Portuguese. However, it found niche markets under the British.
Cardinal Ranjith also lambasted the UN saying it is only interested in the welfare of the terror suspects in detention and not the plight of the Catholic survivors of the blasts.
The paper states that Islam is not an indigenous Xinjiangese religion and that the tendency of Islam’s modern-day practitioners to become separate and exclusive goes against the role played of the Uygurs in the development of the multi-ethnic Xinjinagese culture.
The Jaffna Tamils reverted to Hinduism without a second thought when the Portuguese and the Dutch quit and were replaced by the liberal British. Only the coastal Paravas, who saw Catholicism as a liberation theology, stuck to Catholicism.