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Lack of employment opportunities in island nation forces many to flee illegally by boat in search for better life.
Court temporarily blocks government from returning boatload of asylum seekers intercepted at sea to Sri Lanka.
The suspects are the first to be held on suspicion of sparking attacks on Muslim-owned businesses.
Police use tear gas and enforce curfew in two coastal towns to end fighting between Muslims and Buddhists.
Curfew lifted in neighbourhood of Sri Lankan city where violence erupted but security forces still on alert.
Police impose curfew after mob attacks mosque, wounding four people and reviving simmering religious tensions.
Police commandos patrol suburb of Colombo after attacks on minority Muslim businesses by Sinhala Buddhist hardliners.
Defeated opposition candidate accused of employing army deserters in run-up to vote.
Sri Lankan police say they have found a large weapons cache hidden in a house on the outskirts of Colombo and arrested 17 people suspected of planning an attack on the city.
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