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dostoevskydr Post time: 2019-4-26 17:26
"These attacks have made three things clear.

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"Two, Sri Lanka has seen the rise of Buddhist extremism under former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rajapaksa used Sinhala chauvinism and rightwing Buddhist monks to whip up anti-Tamil sentiments during the last years of war against the Tamil Tigers. His regime established racist and Buddhist chauvinist organisations like Bodu Bala Sena (BBS). This organisation singled out the Muslim community. Their hate propaganda has contributed to a number of attacks against the Muslim minority. The present Sri Lankan government has failed to take the necessary steps to check the spread of extreme rightwing religious ideas.

There was calm and peace on the surface in Sri Lankan society since the end of the civil war in 2009. But communal tensions continued to grow and anger brewed under the surface. No serious effort has been made by the government to address the grievances of different communities."


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dostoevskydr Post time: 2019-4-26 17:27
"Two, Sri Lanka has seen the rise of Buddhist extremism under former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.  ...

"Three, it seems to be a serious security lapse on the part of the security services and law-enforcement agencies. The Sri Lankan intelligence agencies failed to act on time to prevent these attacks. According to government sources, Indian intelligence had provided information to Sri Lankan intelligence officials about these possible attacks.


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dostoevskydr Post time: 2019-4-26 17:30
"Three, it seems to be a serious security lapse on the part of the security services and law-enfor ...

"According to media reports, a police official had written a letter to four Sri Lankan intelligence agencies, with the names of suspects, but no action was taken to prevent these attacks. These attacks have also revealed the divisions in the coalition government. The power struggle between the president and the prime minister is still going on, and there is hardly any coordination between the two."

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2019-4-26 17:30
"According to media reports, a police official had written a letter to four Sri Lankan intelligenc ...

"There is widespread fear that there may be retaliation against the country’s Muslim minority from Buddhist extremist groups. The tension between Tamils and Muslims in the east can also now sharpen."

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2019-4-26 17:31
"There is widespread fear that there may be retaliation against the country’s Muslim minority fro ...

"The Sri Lankan people will need now more than ever to show unity and solidarity to overcome these divisions, fears and hatred on the basis of religion, nationality and ethnicity. They have shown solidarity and unity so far. Rightwing forces will try to whip up hatred against certain communities to gain political advantage. People can stop this with their unity and solidarity."

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This post was edited by pnp at 2019-4-27 11:11

China must learn a lesson from this Sri Lanka case, must be ever vigilant to terrorism threats, and ethnic, religious conflicts!  China's record in this regard so far has been pretty good, but it must not rest on its laurels!

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pnp Post time: 2019-4-27 11:11
China must learn a lesson from this Sri Lanka case, must be ever vigilant to terrorism threats, and  ...
  1. China's record in this regard so far has been pretty good, but it must not rest on its laurels!
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