Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh
Posted on August 6th, 2019

Courtesy NDTV

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister added that Ladakh’s creation as a Union Territory and its consequential restructuring is “India”s internal matter”.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh

With over 70% Buddhists, Ladakh will be the first Indian state with a Buddhist majority.

COLOMBO: 

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday welcomed the Central government’s move to confer Union Territory status on Ladakh, a region with a Buddhist majority.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Wickremesinghe said, “I understand Ladakh will finally become a Union Territory. With over 70% Buddhist it will be the first Indian state with a Buddhist majority.”

The Sri Lankan Prime Minister added that Ladakh’s creation as a Union Territory and its consequential restructuring is “India”s internal matter”.

The Jammu and Kashmir (Reorganisation) Bill, 2019, which strips Jammu and Kashmir’s status of a state and converts it into a Union Territory with legislature and carving out Ladakh region as a Union Territory without legislature, was passed in a division pressed by the Opposition with 125 votes in favour and 61 against, and a National Congress Party member abstaining.

2 Responses to “Sri Lankan Prime Minister Welcomes Union Territory Status On Ladakh”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    What happened to Sikhim will happen to Ladakh too. When it was created, it had a Buddhist majority. Not anymore. Now it has a Hindu majority. This is an attempt to split Ladakh from Muslim majority Jammu and Kashmir and gradually turn it into another Hindu majority state.

    Ranil is right that it is India’s internal matter. He has not welcomed it.

  2. Randeniyage Says:

    Unless we force ALL CANDIDATES to get rid of 13a immediately if they win, Lanka will be similar Ladakh, 70% Buddhist next state. As Dilrrok mentioned Lanka will also be majority Hindu in 15 years.
    People are bashing Ranil only at the moment, no one giving conditions to others.

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