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Everyone should identify as Sri Lankan says Prime Minister

Sri Lanka's prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe this week criticised a former governor for identifying himself as 'Muslim', stating that "everyone should identify themelves as 'Sri Lankans'." 

M L M A Hisbullah, the former governor of the Eastern province, is reported to have told an event that "Muslims were a world majority and therefore should not live in the country in fear", the Daily Mirror reported. 

Hisbullah was forced to resign last week along side other Muslim politicians, including the Western province governor and Ministers as Buddhist clergy took the streets demanding arrests.