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Sri Lanka: Act now to prevent further bloodshed in anti-Muslim violence

Headline Title:  Sri Lanka: Act now to prevent further bloodshed in anti-Muslim violence 17 June 2014  Sri Lankan authorities must act immediately to end anti-Muslim violence in the country, and to rein in groups that violently target religious minorities, Amnesty International said.  At least four people have been reported killed and scores injured in the southern coastal towns of Aluthgama and Beruwala since an anti-Muslim riot broke out following a rally organized by the hard-line Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) on Sunday.  Violent incidents have also been…

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