Dec 24, 2018

Call us Damila - Devananda Featured

EPDP leader Douglas Devananda urges political leaders not to refer to his community as Tamils.

He made the call at a recent meeting of party leaders chaired by president Maithripala Sirisena and also attended by his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Devananda said his community should be called Damila, since any reference to them as Tamilians or Dravidians gave them an Indian origin.

Being Sri Lankans, they should be called Damila, he added.