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The death toll continues to rise in Sri Lanka
"The death toll continues to rise in Sri Lanka,"

"the Number of dead in attacks in Sri Lanka continue to rise to 290."

"Around 500 injured, according to a spokesperson for the police."

"the Perpetrators targeted the dates of easter churchgoer and hotels which are popular among foreign guests, and the attacks on easter Sunday has now claimed at least 290 lives and around 500 injured persons, according polistalespersonen Ruwan Gunasekera."

"the Explosions evoked memories of the civil war in the country, which ended in 2009, back to life, and there has been a concern that they would lead to increased anxiety between ethnic groups in the country. A firebomb should have been thrown against a mosque, and two shops owned by muslims should have been lit in the west after the deed."

"Several foreign victims"

"But the curfew has been lifted, even if it was unusually quiet on the streets in the usually bustling Colombo early on boxing day. The security is further tightened, with armed soldiers stationed outside major hotels."

"Several of the victims in the incidents in Sri Lanka were non-citizens. They came from Denmark, Portugal, the Netherlands, India, Turkey and the united kingdom."

"Police said that 13 people have been arrested suspected of involvement."

"A government source said that president Maithripala Sirisena called the country's security council for an emergency meeting today, where prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are expected to attend."

"Sri lankan authorities should have been advised of the possibility of impending attacks against large churches in Sri Lanka."

" We need to examine why adequate measures were not taken, said Wickremesinghe during the påskdagskvällen, according to The Guardian."

"the Sri Lankan security forces fall under the president Maithripala Sirisena responsibilities. The situation between the two leaders is strained."

"A us team can be discovered on the påskaftonskvällen in the vicinity of the airport in Colombo, citing sri lankan police. The bomb was found at a road leading to the main terminal, where the coverage tightened up."

"It was a homemade bomb, with the explosives in a tube," says a poliskälla."

"the Bomb was removed from the site and, in a place that belongs to the air force."

"Sri Lanka consists of the main island of Ceylon, and some additional smaller islands. According to the latest census, amounts to the population to 21.7 million. Sri Jayawardenapura kotte, a suburb of Colombo, is the country's administrative capital, and this is since 1982 the country's parliament buildings. Colombo is Sri Lanka's commercial capital."

"A majority of the lankeserna (60 per cent) are buddhists, but the inhabitants profess also to hinduism (20%), islam (10 per cent) and christianity (10 percent)."

"The last few years, the country has experienced violence with religious overtones. Last year was attacked several mosques and businesses belonging to muslims. The escalation of violence led to the government imposed curfew on one of the affected towns. People from the buddhist majority was behind the violence on the country's muslims, who were accused of wanting to tvångsansluta people to islam."

"the Country has long been characterized by a conflict between ethnic groups tamils and the sinhalese. The tamils demanded already in the 1970s, autonomy and a state of their own in the country's eastern and northern parts. An armed radical group, the LTTE), was formed to achieve tamil autonomy. The conflict escalated in the 1980s, after the LTTE killed several sinhala soldiers."

"Decades of sometimes peace and sometimes war succeeded war. After a regeringsoffensiv 2009 was declared the LTTE defeated."

"the Country has a strong presidentmakt but the handlebars are elected directly by the people in a general election. At the same time, several scandals with the ingredients as the abuse of power, corruption and electoral fraud succeeded each other through the years. The President is ago 2015 Maithripala Sirisena from the United national party (UNP)."

"Source: NE, Foreign policy institutetu002FLandguiden"

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