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Who are Sri Lanka's Christians, explained

Updated : April 22, 2019 12:14 PM IST

It was Portuguese colonialism that opened the door for Roman Catholicism into the island nation.
While being Catholic and being Sri Lankan are not considered to be contradictions, Catholicism in Sri Lanka still struggles with its colonial past.
Shrines to the Virgin Mary are a common sight on Negombo’s roads along with arches decorated with coconuts, which are the usual markers of a parish festival and procession.
Who are Sri Lanka's Christians, explained

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