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Sri Lanka slammed over response to anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka’s week-long state of emergency has not been lifted, as expected. It was imposed after Muslim-owned homes and businesses were set on fire by Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist gangs.

Sri Lanka‘s week-long state of emergency has not been lifted, as expected. It was imposed after Muslim-owned homes and businesses were set on fire by Sinhalese Buddhist nationalist gangs.

The government is accused of failing to act fast enough to protect life and property.

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports from Colombo.