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B.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) | Posted | News-Current-Topics


What is triggering riots in Sri Lanka?


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A nationwide state emergency has been imposed in Sri Lanka to prevent attacks on Muslims and communal disturbance for 10 days. According to a report, this all started after the death of a Sinhalese truck driver that was killed by a group of Muslim men in a road rage incident. 


Raged Buddhists in the reply set fire to Muslims houses, shops and killed a young Muslim boy. Sri Lanka has been in turbulent state and the angry mob can be seen on the roads. Actually, Sri Lanka has a variety mix of ethnicities and religions that make their home on the island and anti-minority clashes are very common. 


These Riots have highlighted the country's 26 year long civil war that was ended in 2009. Sri Lanka was trying to recover from the past violence and this instance shocked the whole nation. According to sources the communal disturbance is a repeat of rioting four years ago, and, since then, there has been rising tension between Buddhist and Muslim communities.


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