Saturday, March 10, 2018


Letter Published in The National UAE on 11 March 18  Prayers for peace and normality in Sri Lanka
In reference to your article Sri Lanka deploys police and military after Buddhist-Muslim clash (March 7): After a year of simmering tensions, the conflict between Buddhist and Muslim groups was aggravated last Monday when a Muslim’s shop was torched.
This is the context for the Sri Lankan government imposing a ten-day curfew and a sad development in Sri Lankan politics. I am sure there will be an impact on the many tourists who are in the country, and indeed on the Indian cricket team who are there also.
Communal tensions have been more visible globally in recent months, marking an unhealthy trend. I am praying for normality and peace in the country during the ten-day curfew.
K Ragavan, Bengaluru

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