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Sri Lanka stokes Muslim and Christian ire with COVID burial rules

Rajapaksa's forced cremations of minority victims worsen human rights record

COLOMBO -- Predominantly Buddhist Sri Lanka's ultranationalist government is forcing families of the country's Muslim and Christian minorities to abandon their faith-based burial rites for relatives who die of COVID-19 -- consequently inviting fresh international scrutiny of the nation's already troubled human rights record.

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