Shiyanthi Thavapalan recollects Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage
Q: As far as perceptions go, do you think Sri Lanka is regaining its composure in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks?
A: Yes, in some ways. But this is a moment for caution and reflection. We must remember that these acts of terrorism were perpetuated by criminal individuals. So we must not permit our grief and anger to become tools of injustice.
We should be careful not to generalise an entire community or allow this to become an excuse to mobilise against vulnerable minority groups.