Sri Lanka was listed as the Lonely Planet's top travel destination in 2019. But since the devastating Easter Sunday attacks, tourism has plummeted.
Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening.
Sri Lankan Catholics have attended their first regular Mass in Colombo since bomb attacks by suspected jihadis on Easter Sunday. Catholic schools are expected to reopen next week.
The "Islamic State" may have been beaten in Syria and Iraq, but Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have triggered fears that the group may be moving to a new battleground. Extremist ideology is on the rise in Asia.
Around 200 Islamic clerics were among the 600 foreigners expelled from Sri Lanka after deadly bombings on Easter Sunday. Extensive security measures have been taken as schools reopen. Tourism has effectively collapsed.
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