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Sri Lanka can't arrest citizens who joined ISIS: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan nationals who joined ISIS could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.

26 Apr 2019 9:50 AM

Lanka had no Christchurch linkage, so why was it targeted?

Sri Lanka has requested, and been offered, international help in investigating the atrocities.

25 Apr 2019 12:14 AM

US denies having prior intel on Sri Lanka Easter blasts

The US ambassador to Sri Lanka has denied the United States had prior knowledge of the Easter attacks.

24 Apr 2019 1:14 PM

More attacks possible as some people with explosives on run: Sri Lanka PM

He said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State.

23 Apr 2019 8:00 PM

Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers were two muslim brothers: Sources

Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter, part of bombings that killed more than 320 people.

23 Apr 2019 4:44 PM

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts a retaliation to New Zealand mosque shootings: Minister

Sri Lanka's terror attack on Easter Sunday was carried out by local Islamic extremists in retaliation for mosque shootings in New Zealand.

23 Apr 2019 3:13 PM

Indian officials warn Sri Lanka about possible second NTJ terrorists bombing

Some quarters in Sri Lanka felt the recent bombings were a response for the March 15 Christchurch mosque attacks.

23 Apr 2019 1:48 PM

Trump calls Sri Lanka PM to express sympathy over recent blasts

Donald Trump called Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to express condolences over the killing of nearly 300 people.

23 Apr 2019 10:39 AM

Sri Lanka never witnessed bombings of such magnitude: Defense Secretay

The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said.

23 Apr 2019 10:27 AM

Anti-Buddhist NTJ behind attack?

Warning by Indian intelligence sent on April 7 went unheeded.

22 Apr 2019 1:21 AM

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215 killed, 500 injured as 8 blasts rock Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said all Easter masses in the Colombo district had been cancelled.

22 Apr 2019 1:14 AM

'There is no place for such barbarism': Modi condemns blasts in Sri Lanka

The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka.

21 Apr 2019 4:27 PM

Sri Lanka President names new cabinet to end political crisis

The forming of the cabinet was delayed because the president wanted to retain media and the police, govt spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said.

20 Dec 2018 4:26 PM

India gets a reprieve in Sri Lanka & Maldives

The Maldives is estimated to have racked up over $1.3 billion in debt to China.

20 Dec 2018 12:23 AM

Welcome resolution of Sri Lanka crisis: MEA

The UNP leader had refused to step down asserting that his sacking was illegal.

17 Dec 2018 3:21 AM

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Democracy back in Lanka

As observers, India as well as the United States could only tender well-meaning advice as these were strictly internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

16 Dec 2018 12:02 AM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down tomorrow

The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.

14 Dec 2018 7:48 PM

Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka Prez may not dissolve Parliament

Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM

Sri Lanka: Parliament votes to halt payment of ministers’ salaries, expenses

Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.

30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM

Sri Lanka: Ousted PM Wickeremesinghe wins control of key panel in Parliament

Sirisena's party members walked out of Parliament, protesting against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's move to appoint five members of UPFA.

23 Nov 2018 4:35 PM

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