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Racism, Riots, and the Sri Lankan State

19 Mar, 2018    ·   5451

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera comments on the importance of a sturdy and responsible government that safeguards justice and the rule of law

Only when fear and hatred is spread by extremists does serious reflection haunt a community. The teardrop-shaped island of Sri Lanka, a seeming paradise hanging off the Indian subcontinent, has been provoked yet again. Within a few hours arose an ugly incident of violence, the hill country's vibrant colours serving as a backdrop to death and destruction