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Sri Lanka attacks: The beach paradise that wants its tourists back
Sri Lanka attacks: The beach paradise that wants its tourists back
Sri Lanka attacks: The beach paradise that wants its tourists back

Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday suicide bombings killed more than 250 people - and threatened to wreck the country's tourism industry. But, five months on, there is hope on the horizon, reports the BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan in Colombo. Mary Fernando has been selling clothes to tourists for more than 30 years on Negombo beach near the Sri Lankan capital. Carrying small…

BBC - Oct 03 13:48 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, Tourism ]

ICG: \'Dangerous\' actions against Muslims risk Sri Lanka peace
ICG: \'Dangerous\' actions against Muslims risk Sri Lanka peace
ICG: 'Dangerous' actions against Muslims risk Sri Lanka peace

A "harsh and dangerous" crackdown on Sri Lankan Muslims following deadly bombings on Easter Sunday poses a major threat to the Indian Ocean nation's peace and security, a think-tank has warned. The assailants behind the church and hotel bombings in April were fringe actors, but politicians and Sinhalese nationalists have used the attacks to "justify actions that…

Al Jazeera - Oct 03 13:46 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, Muslims ]

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