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Sri Lanka’s long, tragic history of violence

Sri Lanka’s long, tragic history of violence
Sunday 21
19:40 2019

Sri Lankan soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo after a blast on April 21, 2019. (Eranga Jayawardena/AP) The explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday, which killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds, were the deadliest violence in the country since its civil war ended a decade ago. The Easter Sunday blasts were different from the violence that characterized the civil war. That war was fought largely along national and ethnic lines. On Sunday, churches were among the sites targeted. The civil war had its roots in colonial times, during which the British were seen by ...

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Summary: Sri Lanka’s civil war was fought largely along national and ethnic, not religious, lines.

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