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A Horrific Flashback in Sri Lanka

The Easter Sunday bombings, which killed more than 200 people, are a reminder of the tensions that linger from the brutal civil war that ended a decade ago.
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When Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war ended in an equally brutal fashion a decade ago, there was hope that the island nation could leave its past behind. The Easter Sunday bombings, the first attacks of this scale since the war, are a reminder of how fragile the peace the nation achieved really is.

The attacks on churches and hotels, which killed more than 200 people, came at a crucial juncture: The country is still struggling

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