Over seven days, mainly Sinhalese mobs attacked, burned, looted, and killed Tamil targets. Estimates of the death toll range between and 3,,  and , people became homeless. During the colonial period , many Sri Lankan Tamils, particularly those from the Jaffna peninsula , took advantage of educational facilities established by missionaries. As a result the colonial British recruited many English speaking Tamils to the civil service and other professions. When Sri Lanka gained dominion status in , a majority of government jobs were held by Tamils, although they were a minority of the country's population.
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On 21 April , Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. According to Sri Lankan government officials, all seven of the suicide bombers in the attacks were Sri Lankan citizens associated with National Thowheeth Jama'ath , a local militant Islamist group with suspected foreign ties, previously known for attacks against Buddhists and Sufis. The NTJ had been stockpiling explosives at least since January The LTTE was defeated in in its effort to violently seize control of the northern and eastern coasts of the island from the Sinhalese ethnic majority to create an independent Tamil state.
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Global climate strike. Our live coverage of the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings and developing investigation has moved here. Why this matters: This contradicts what the Sri Lankan government said. When presented with this claim, Ambassador Teplitz denied it. Sri Lanka woke up Tuesday to a day of mourning following the deadly hotel and church attacks on Easter Sunday.
Saturday, September 21, A fire has broken out at a a three storeyed textile store near Hekitta Junction in Wattala this morning. More than families of missing persons will receive an interim monthly allowance of Rs from November until the Office of Reparations provides compensation, the Finance Ministry said. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has denied media reports that he had made a written request to be made a Presidential candidate.