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SRI LANKA-Uses of Racism

Uses of Racism A Sivanandan IT is the last week of July and in Colombo the Vel Festival is on. It is a Tamil Hindu festival, marking the annual journey of Lord Muruga from one end of Colombo to the other as he changes abode. And in the wake of that journey he gathers to himself devotees from all the religions, castes, classes and races of Sri Lanka. As the chariot in which he rides passes the house of the President of the Republic, the. President himself, a Buddhist and a Sinhalese, comes out to pay homage to Muruga.

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