Muslims make up about 9% of the 22 million people in Sri Lanka, where Buddhists account for more than 70% of the population.
The Sri Lankan government cannot risk its relations with India when it is getting stuck in the Chinese debt-trap and India being the saviour for the world for distributing COVID-19 vaccines.
No decision to stop flights from India, Singapore despite new COVID-19 strain: Sri Lankan government
The Sri Lankan government has stopped all flights from the UK in view of the new coronavirus strain spreading in that country.
The latest clash at Mahara Prison started when some inmates protested against prisoners infected by the COVID-19 virus being transferred from other facilities to Mahara jail.
The reformists in 2015 argued that the 19A was needed to correct the power imbalance created by the 18A which the government of Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2010 had introduced.