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Assessing the significance of Sri Lanka attacks

By Bloomberg
23 April 2019   |   5:12 am
Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center, talks about the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka. More than 200 people -- including as many as 30 foreigners -- were killed in a series of coordinated explosions on Easter Sunday at churches and luxury hotels across the country.

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