Sri Lanka

Attack in Aluthgama

Print edition : July 11, 2014

The remains of a bag tailoring unit that was set on fire during an attack on Muslims by the Bodu Bala Sena in the coastal town of Aluthgama, 50km from Colombo. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP

Muslims leave their homes in Aluthgama after the attacks, on June 16. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP

A shop in the town continues to smoulder a day after the attack. Photo: Eranga Jayawardena/AP

The violence against Muslims in the coastal town by a Buddhist group leads to fears of a resurgence of the Sinhala nationalism that targeted Tamils in the not-so-recent past.
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