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Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: History 11 Midterm Video

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Posted by: lmayer55 on May 10, 2019

Our History 11 Midterm Video on the Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Ways You Can Help:
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society-- The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society is taking donations here: https://slredcross.give.asia/campaign/support-the-victims-of-sri-lanka-bombings
Kind Hearted Lankans-- Kind Hearted Lankans is a registered charity in Australia where you can donate here: https://www.kindheartedlankans.com/donate
GoFundMe-- There are a growing number of fundraisers on GoFundMe claiming to be for Sri Lankan relief efforts. You should carefully vet and donate with caution to campaigns that have not yet been verified by GoFundMe. Find them through here: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=sri%20lanka

Our Research:
Could the attack have been prevented?
- Rajita Senaratne (government spokesman) mentioned warnings from foreign intelligence agencies: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48012694
- The US embassy in Colombo had warned about plans for an attack and cautioned people to avoid religious buildings from Friday through Sunday as well as tourist attractions, airports, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, markets, and other public places. https://www.derbund.ch/ausland/asien-und-ozeanien/explosionen-und-schiesserei-bei-razzia-in-sri-lanka/story/23267925
- Indian secret service apparently already had had info about the plans for the attack more than 2 weeks in advance. This info included names, common whereabouts of planners as well as targets and dates of the planned attacks.

Who was behind the attacks?
- ISIS claimed responsibility
- National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) is believed to be behind the attacks. However, they are a small group and therefore they probably had help from international organizations.
- 9 bombers: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48049149

- Sri Lanka Human Rights Watch recent events https://www.hrw.org/asia/sri-lanka
- World Report 2019 https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/sri-lanka
- Arrested and searched without warrants but not under PTA https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/22/sri-lanka-prosecute-easter-sunday-attackers
- Minorities refugees under attack and forced out of their homes after the Easter attacks: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/29/sri-lanka-refugees-threatened-attacked

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