World #2 – Sri Lanka explosions: 321 killed as churches targeted on Easter Sunday

Tuesday's World Events - April 23, 2019


1. For SRI LANKA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the following questions, read the info under “Background” and watch the video under “Resources” below.

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How many people were killed / wounded in the terrorist attacks on Christian churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter?
c) Who is believed to be responsible for the suicide bombings?
d) How have officials responded to the attacks? (What actions have they taken?)
e) Why do you think the terrorists attacked on Easter Sunday?