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State of Emergency Declared in Sri Lanka

Expand Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, March 6, 2018. © 2018 Reuters Nine years after the end of its three-decade civil war, Sri Lanka is stalled on delivering its pledges of justice and reconciliation. While the absence of justice and political reforms may rankle Sri Lanka’s minority Tamil and Muslim communities, the government’s inaction has also sent a message to the majority Sinhalese that they need not worry about being reined in by the authorities. On March 6,…

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