Sri Lankan government releases a stamp depicting Tamils as demons

Monday November 04, 2019

The Sri Lankan government has published a postal stamp depicting the Tamils as demons.


Depicting the exorcism rituals of the Sinhalese, the stamp, released by the Sri Lanka Department of Posts, refers to the Tamils as Demala Sanniya.


The stamp also features a painting of a Tamil man wearing the religious symbol of thiruneeru and red pottu on his forehead, holding betel leaves.

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