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

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

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