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Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country

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Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country

Sri Lanka's new leader promises to unite country

Buddhist nationalist group Bodu Bala Sena, which means Army of Buddhist Power, is accused of inciting hate and taking part in violent attacks on Sri Lanka’s minority Muslim and Christian communities in recent years.


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