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What's Going On in Sri Lanka? A History of War and Violence, Now Bombings Interrupt Peace

May 10, 2019 - Newsweek

A series of bombings on Sunday morning killed almost 300 people at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka, a nation with a troubled history of inter-ethnic and faith-fueled violence.

https://www.newsweek.com/sri-lanka-attacks-easter-church-hotel-bombings-1402217" target="_blank The attacks appeared to target the country's Christian community as scores celebrated the religion's most sacred day, Easter Sunday. A number of the bombings occurred at churches while worshipers were attending Mass.

Majority-Buddhist Sri Lanka is home to several major religious minorities, including Hindus (12.6 percent of the population), Muslims (9.7 percent) and Christians (7.4 percent, who are predominantly Roman Catholic), according to a 2012 estimate cited by the CIA World Fact...