Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP
Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP
Sri Lanka

Analysis |
In Sri Lanka, rising Islamic militancy was the proverbial elephant in the room

  • For years, the country’s political elite wilfully overlooked a burgeoning extremist problem as they courted the Muslim vote
  • Now that hundreds of people have been killed in an atrocity on Easter Sunday, something needs to be done, says Rajpal Abeynayake

Topic |   Sri Lanka
Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP
Soldiers stand guard outside a mosque in Colombo on April 26. Photo: AFP
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