There is more to the proposal to ban cow slaughter than safeguarding the cow
Siva Senai’s founder-leader Maravanpulavu K. Sachithananthan described the proposal as a “surgical strike” against a vestige of the colonial era
But import of beef will be allowed to serve the beef eating population
It was the first “Perahera” with public participation in Sri Lanka after the lifting of the country-wide COVED-19 lockdown.
Research by the International Center for Ethnic Studies indicates that, in most contexts, there is tolerance and understanding among the various religious groups in Sri Lanka. But there are also deep-seated pre-conceived negative notions about each other which stand in the way of ethnic and religious understanding.
The Tamils' demand for greater devolution to the Provincial Councils was not addressed and the Muslims fear that their personal laws will go when government implements the "One Country, One Law" policy
In his book ‘WE ARE PART NOT APART’ Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem urges Sinhala-Buddhists to see Muslims in the proper perspective based on facts, while appealing to the Muslims to temper their new traits which annoy the Sinhala-Buddhists to ensure that the latter do not harbor fears of being overwhelmed.
The marginalization of Muslims had marked the Sri Lanka Accord, and talks with the LTTE from 2002 to 2004, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem says in his book: "We are part, not apart"
The offer is significant since the airport is located near a number of Buddhist sacred sites.
The Hindu epic provides rallying points for Hindutva in India as well as Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka