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Tea Leaves

A sporting chance for peace

After Easter bombings, Sri Lanka looks to soccer for a return to normality

A boy kicks a soccer ball on a beach in Colombo.   © Reuters

My honeymoon was in Bali, not long after the 2002 bombings that killed more than 200 people. It was quieter than usual, in both senses. There were fewer people heading to the hotels, restaurants, temples and beaches of the lovely Indonesian island, and little of the buzz associated with one of Asia's prime holiday destinations.

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