Sri Lanka Marked by Assaults Against Religious Minorities

Source:  www.persecution.org

Date:  March 2, 2018

Sri Lanka (Colombo Gazette)

Amnesty International notes that in September, a hardline Buddhist group attacked the home of refugees in Sri Lanka.  The group has noted that there has been a clear increase in Buddhist nationalist sentiment in Sri Lanka, leading to more attacks against Christian and Muslim minorities. Amnesty International’s South Asia Director stated that the government has either failed to protect them, been indifferent to their situation, or are determined to foster the animosity.

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