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Infographic: Easter Day blasts kill hundreds in Sri Lanka

  • Published at 11:15 am April 22nd, 2019

Around 7.6% of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic

At least 290 people have been killed and 500 others injured in the attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka.

The attacks took place at three churches and four hotels on Sunday, which was also Easter Day. The attacks are marked the most significant violence in the country since a bloody civil war ended 10 years ago.

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Around 7.6% of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes both Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.