Muslims boycott tsunami aid deal

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka’s main Muslim party is to boycott a landmark tsunami aid-sharing deal between the government and rebels that is seen as a prelude to resuming stalled peace negotiations. Sri Lanka’s main Muslim party is to boycott a landmark tsunami aid-sharing deal between the government and rebels that is seen as a prelude to resuming stalled peace negotiations. The announcement compounded worries for the shaky minority government.



Marxist demonstrators outside the Sri Lankan parliament in Colombo. Sri
Lanka’s main Muslim party says it will not participate in a landmark tsunami
aid-sharing arrangement

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