Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings: Peaceful Coexistence Under Attack

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The lethal Easter bombings in Sri Lanka have stunned a country still recovering from decades of internal war.

  • Alan Keenan
  • ICG

Political and religious leaders alike should reject the rhetoric of collective blame and reaffirm the island’s strained but living tradition of intercommunal amity.

Sri Lankans from all ethnic and religious groups – Sinhalese and Tamil, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian and Hindu – lived through terrible violence during the decades of war and terrorism that ended ten years ago.

Still, no one was prepared for Easter Sunday’s atrocities, whose death toll – now…

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