The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India became the "India chapter" of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh after the latter came under tremendous pressure from the Bangladesh government and had to shift to India.
Gotabaya said that Indian voters saw Narendra Modi as the guardian of India because of his commitment to nationalism and national security.
Lanka said that unfounded and Ill-timed statements from responsible authorities will only serve to strengthen the hands of extremist elements determined to veer Sri Lanka from the path of peace and development.
Muslim representation in the new parliament may go up from 23 to 25.
While overall Modi's performance was stunning in North India, his impact in the Southern States was restricted to Karnataka, indicating that the issues agitating the voters differed.
Though he was defeated in Amethi in North India Rahul Gandhi won with a thumping majority in Wayanad in South India.
It is interesting to note that voters showed a clear distinction between regional and national parties for provincial and national elections
Supporting the release of Ven.Gnanasara Thero, Western Province Governor Asath Sally pointed out that the prediction of the monk about growing Jehadi extremism had come true.
"If exit polls went wrong in Australia with a smaller and more homogenous population, they could very well go wrong in India which is incomparably more diverse and where the electorate is 900 million strong," said Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
Colombo, May 20 (Daily Express): The jailed Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary, Ven.Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero might get a Presidential pardon and the controversial Muslim Minister Rishad Bathiyudeen may be asked to resign, in view of the changed political mood in the country, an informed political source said on Monday. The source, which spoke off the record, said that...