In Negombo on the evening of the attack, there were reports of Muslims being told to close their shops or face repercussions.
NEGOMBO – The Muslim community in Sri Lanka is facing a backlash after the April 21 bombings. They are asking for tolerance amid a growing atmosphere of mistrust and animosity. The coastal city of Negombo, north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, looks deserted. White banners flutter over quiet streets and almost every shop is shuttered. […]