A Muslim woman cries next to her burnt house after a clash between Buddhists and Muslims in Aluthgama
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Muslims 'fear Buddhist extremists'

Three Muslims are reported to have been killed in clashes with hardline Buddhists in southern Sri Lanka.

Three Muslims are reported to have been killed in clashes with hard-line Buddhists in southern Sri Lanka.

For the past two years, Sinhalese Buddhist groups have been staging anti-Muslim demonstrations, but these fatalities are the worst outbreak of sectarian violence in recent years.

Charles Haviland reports from Aluthgama in western Sri Lanka.

  • 17 Jun
  • From the section Asia