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Sri Lanka

Two sulking Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka return to government fold

Muslim Cabinet minister and two provincial governors were accused of having sponsored National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) blamed for attacks.

19 Jun 2019 3:33 PM

Five suspects of Easter Sunday attacks repatriated from the UAE

Suspects also include Mohamed Milhan, prominent member of banned terror outfit National Thawheed Jamath, responsible for the attacks.

14 Jun 2019 1:09 PM

Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo to reopen on Wednesday after deadly Easter attacks

While the other two hotels reopened in recent weeks, most of the sections of the Shangri-La Hotel remained closed.

11 Jun 2019 3:54 PM

Deep roots, strong relationship: PM Modi plants tree at Sri Lanka president's house

PM Modi is in Sri Lanka on the second leg of his first foreign visit after the elections last month.

09 Jun 2019 5:00 PM

PM Modi makes unscheduled visit to terror attack hit church in Colombo

'My heart goes out to the families of the victims and the injured,' Modi said.

09 Jun 2019 3:07 PM

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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena vows to block Easter attacks probe: Report

A ministerial source told AFP Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.

08 Jun 2019 11:00 AM

9 ministers, 2 Guv from Muslim community in SL resign over Easter bombing allegations

The Muslim politicians also protested what they term the government's inability to ensure the safety of their community.

04 Jun 2019 11:51 AM

No proof that terrorists involved in Easter bombings had travelled to India: Sirisena

Sri Lanka was hit by a wave of bombings on Easter Sunday in which over 250 people were killed.

01 Jun 2019 10:39 AM

Sri Lankan President denies he was informed about Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday evening denied reports that he had prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday bombings.

31 May 2019 8:38 AM

NIA team in Colombo to probe ISIS related cases

NIA had on April 29 arrested Riyas Aboobacker in connection with Kasargod ISIS terror module case.

29 May 2019 11:26 AM

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SL PM Wickremesinghe vows to stop ISIS terrorism rising again

He said the security forces and police have been able to apprehend everyone involved in the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.

26 May 2019 2:16 PM

Sri Lanka freezes bank accounts of 41 terror suspects

The accounts have a total amount of Rs 134 million which was in addition to Rs 14 million seized from the possession of the suspects.

25 May 2019 1:06 PM

SL PM appeals to Global community to life travel warnings

Representatives of the country's security apparatus had told the foreign envoys that the law would be enforced to its fullest.

25 May 2019 8:31 AM

DNA test confirms death of Sri Lanka Easter blasts mastermind

The ISIS terror group claimed the attacks, but the government blamed the local terror group NTJ for the bombings.

22 May 2019 1:58 PM

'Mother of satan' bombs reveal external meddling in SL easter attacks: Investigators

Detectives said back-pack bombs used in the attacks on three churches and hotels were manufactured by local jihadists with ISIS expertise.

21 May 2019 2:23 PM

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Catholic schools safe to re-open; says Sri Lankan Army

Dozens of private Catholic schools are to start reopening Tuesday after Easter holidays were extended because of the suicide bombings.

21 May 2019 1:06 PM

An anecdote of two genocides: Rwanda and Sri Lanka

The Rwandan genocide offers important lessons for Sri Lanka.

21 May 2019 12:44 PM

Sri Lanka school principal, teacher arrested for link to Easter terror attack

The suspects have been identified as Noor Mohamed Addu Ul and Ajibul Jabar, residents of Kapugollewa, Horowpathana.

18 May 2019 10:44 AM

Close aide of Sri Lanka bombers arrested with several passports

Mohammed Rizwan was arrested from the Mabole area in Wattala by the police on Wednesday.

17 May 2019 12:09 PM

Curfew lifted in Sri Lanka, more than 60 people arrested

There were no incidents of violence overnight and people responsible for taking part in attacks have been arrested, police said.

15 May 2019 4:46 PM

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