Religious tensions in Sri Lanka ease after new govt takes over: US

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Published: October 18, 2015 9:48:18 AM

The United States has said the religious tensions have eased in Sri Lanka after the new government came to power.

The United States has said the religious tensions have eased in Sri Lanka after the new government came to power.

According to the LankaPage, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein during the release of the 2014 Report on International Religious Freedom said the government has staked a more tolerant view after years of growing religious tension and violence in Sri Lanka.

Since the new government has taken the charge, some of the tensions have noticeably been eased, he added

The International Religious Freedom Report of 2014 has stated that the Sri Lankan authorities had tacitly overlooked harassment and violence perpetrated against religious minorities, particularly by Buddhist nationalist groups last year.

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