Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark sombre Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks
Saturday, 18 May 2019 Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people.
One man has died and Muslim-owned shops and houses burned and raided as a wave of anti-Muslim violence spread across Sri Lanka. It’s believed the attacks are in retaliation for the Easter church attacks in April which left over 250 people dead. The government dispersed a mob in the north-west of...
Hundreds of Sri Lankan Catholics gathered to pray at St. Anthony's shrine which was attacked in the Easter Sunday bombings, the worst attack since the civil war in the country. A mass was held for the..
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