A recent wave of violence has sent the tropical nation into a tailspin as Sri Lanka continues to struggle with post-war reconciliation.
Sri Lanka's Kandy district had been rocked by communal clashes since Sunday, following attacks on members of the minority Muslim community by nationalist crowds from the Sinhalese majority. At least two people were killed.
Buddhist mobs sweep through Muslim neighbourhoods in the country's central hills, destroying stores and setting homes on fire despite a curfew and a state of emergency.
The Sri Lankan government has imposed a state of emergency after anti-Muslim riots have spread in parts of the country. Tensions have been brewing for months, so why has the government been slow to act?
Anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka is on the rise and feeding Buddhist nationalism. The government of Sri Lanka must take action before events spiral out of control.
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