Sinhalese nationalists divided on India

March 24th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin  

By P.K. Balachandran
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) Nationalists among Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese community see India as a critical element in their country’s affairs. But they are divided on the desirability of allowing India to influence the island’s political and economic life. Among the leading Sinhalese nationalist organisations, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is the biggest, with 38 MPs. It is deeply suspicious of India’s intentions vis-

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