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Sri Lanka Tamils Disappointment could Reflect in 2020 Polls: Whither Gotabhaya?

Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority Sinhalese Buddhist calls her Pattini while this South Asian nation’s Tamil Hindu minority name her Kannaki. For most part, neither of the two communities knows that the other reveres this Goddess under a different name. But both the Sinhalese Buddhist and Tamil Hindu beliefs are deeply syncretic, and point toward a shared history and tradition. She is considered the patron goddess of fertility and health – particularly against ill-health.

Sri Lanka Tamils Disappointment could Reflect in 2020 Polls: Whither Gotabhaya?
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