Friday, May 6, 2011

Srilanka, cricket, politics and religion

Sometimes it is just better to give a link to another article than trying to summarize it and lose the context and nuances. So here you go: Dilshan's name change. However, I leave you with a gentle teaser:

Religious practice in Sri Lanka involves a considerable measure of cross-fertilization. Devotees from the different religions propitiate deities and saints from other religions. Arguably, the Muslims are the least likely to cross boundaries; but this proviso extends mostly to those of Moor heritage. From my experience and reading, the Malays in Sri Lanka have not only intermarried more, but also taken to syncretistic forms of devotion to a far greater degree.

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