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For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new

For Christians in Sri Lanka, violence is at once old and new
Sunday 21
19:40 2019

Blood spatter mark a wall and statue after a blast at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. (AP) No group or individual has asserted responsibility for the attacks on churches and hotels that killed more than 200 people and injured more than 400 in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. But the suicide bombings on the holiest day of the Christian calendar, when churches see their highest attendance of the year, were widely viewed as targeting Sri Lanka’s small Christian community, a minority that regularly faces discrimination. Fewer than 8 percent of the roughly 20 million people in ...

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Summary: The Christian minority faces violence and discrimination in Sri Lanka, but attacks on this scale are without precedent.

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