A 2014 poll says 35 percent of Sinhalese
respondents said the government had already done a lot to address the root causes of the ethnic conflict, compared with 3 percent who said it had done nothing.
While his coalition won in the predominantly Sinhalese
rural and suburban areas, it lost heavily wherever there was an ethnically mixed population," Perera told DW.
The brutal conflict, pitting the minority Hindu Tamils in Sri Lanka's north and east against a national government that primarily represented Sri Lanka's Sinhalese
Buddhist majority, had taken tens of thousands of lives and led to a hardening of attitudes on both sides.
Later in the day he flies into Tamil territory to pray at a shrine beloved by both Sinhalese
and Tamil faithful.
Mr Rajapaksa, however, remains hugely popular with many in the Sinhalese
Palitha Thewaraperuma, Member of Parliament of the United National Party informed the US envoy that clashes between Sinhalese
and minorities had resulted in the damage of nearly 26 Sinhalese
Demanded immediate police action against Gnanasara Thero for instigating the riots, he said the Sinhalese
in general are a friendly community.
Speaking to the public in a video released, Silva states Muslims and Sinhalese
have always maintained a good relationship, he observed interracial marriages had continued to exist with common bloodlines between the two communities.
Our mothers or grandmothers, they don't speak English," said Sunethra, whose daughter was practicing her Sinhalese
in the basement below.
The UPFA comfortably won two other elections held simultaneously in Central and North Western provinces, which are populated mainly by the island's majority ethnic Sinhalese
The BCCI was forced to take the decision after the Tamil Nadu government stuck to its stand of not allowing the Sri Lankan players to play in the wake of the strong anti- Sinhalese
sentiments in the state.
The attack injured at least five people, including journalists seeking to cover the event, and appears to reflect the continuing hostility directed at minority Muslims from hard-line members of Sri Lanka's Sinhalese
Established by Sinhalese
King Wickramabahu III during his period of reign from 1357 to 1374, the city became the capital of the Kandyan kingdom in the 16th century.
They spoke a different language than the Sinhalese
and were Hindus.
in researching this topic is to offer a view on how Sinhalese
Christians of Sri Lanka can properly respond to the puberty ritual of the Sinhalese
Buddhists (involving sequestration for a week followed by a celebration) in light of their Christian faith.