‘With Terrorism Fragmenting, No Visible Link Between An Attack And Its Echo Elsewhere’


It would be easy to classify the suicide attacks in Sri Lanka as a failure of intelligence, except that there was no local or domestic trigger. But since 2014, reports had warned of radicalisation of Sri Lankan Muslims returning from wars in Syria and Iraq, In this chat, SNI’s Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale and Editor Surya Gangadharan break down some of the possible reasons for this attack, Sri Lanka’s worst, and the larger picture that emerges—with lessons for India too.