Sri Lanka’s New War
26 min • Society, Politics & World Affairs • 2019
Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday attacks have exposed a new divide in the island nation. A local ISIL-inspired group carried out the coordinated suicide bombings, killing 253 people at churches and luxury hotels. What triggered these attacks and could it have been prevented? As the nation reels with grief, it is revealed there is religious and ethnic tensions simmering beneath the surface and questions arises whether faith is the new frontline in Sri Lanka.