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SL blocks social media after worst unrest since Easter blasts

Several mosques and Muslim homes were damaged in the attack in the district, the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka said.

13 May 2019 11:43 AM

Sri Lanka restarts; schools reopen, masses to resume

The schools were shutdown and public mass services were suspended following fears of a repeat of the April 21 attacks.

09 May 2019 5:52 PM

Man tries to bribe Lanka police to release terror accused, arrested

The suspect had offered Rs 500,000 as a bribe to the officer at the Horowpothana Police station.

08 May 2019 7:17 PM

About 200 children lost their family members in SL Easter bombings

About 200 children in Sri Lanka have lost their family members, some of them sole breadwinners, in the massive Easter Sunday bombings.

08 May 2019 3:30 PM

SL cant rule out more ISIS terror attacks: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings.

07 May 2019 4:22 PM

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Curfew lifted in Sri Lanka, situation under control: Police

The curfew was imposed on Sunday after a group of miscreants carrying swords attacked some people.

06 May 2019 3:28 PM

Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms amid Sinhalese-Muslim tussle

Sri Lanka temporarily blocked Facebook, WhatsApp and some social media platforms as a measure to prevent the spread of false information.

06 May 2019 11:45 AM

Curfew reimposed in Negembo, Sri Lanka

The move was taken after a group of miscreants carrying swords attacked some people travelling on a three-wheeler.

05 May 2019 9:20 PM

Pakistani among 4 arrested without visas in Sri Lanka

The 25-year-old Pakistani and the 24-year-old Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Grandpass for residing in country without valid visa.

04 May 2019 1:05 PM

Chatrooms were used to sway suicide bombers in SL attacks

Zahran Hashim worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say.

03 May 2019 4:19 PM

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Sri Lanka block Zakir Naik's TV channel after terror attack: Report

Two of Sri Lanka's major cable TV operators have dropped controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV from their list of channels.

01 May 2019 5:24 PM

'Leave my country alone': SL President tells Islamic State

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State.

01 May 2019 2:25 PM

Sri Lanka: Church services to resume from May 5

No bags will be allowed inside as part of the tight security measures.

30 Apr 2019 5:20 PM

SL confirm as many as 42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts

Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings.

30 Apr 2019 3:36 PM

Van seized, three suspects arrested relating to SL Easter attacks

The Sri Lankan police announced that three suspects were arrested along with a van connected to the devastating Easter Sunday.

30 Apr 2019 3:00 PM

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Sri Lanka: 42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts

Another 12 foreigners remain unaccounted for and could be among still unidentified bodies at Colombo's police morgue, the statement said.

30 Apr 2019 1:32 PM

Security tight as Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media

The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours.

30 Apr 2019 12:24 PM

SL President suspends police chief over blasts, names successor

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundara, his office announced on Monday.

29 Apr 2019 4:17 PM

Indian among 13 foreigners arrested without valid visa in Sri Lanka

An Indian is among the 13 foreign nationals arrested by police here for violating Sri Lankan immigration laws.

29 Apr 2019 2:04 PM

Sri Lankan woman gifts five pet dogs to army for bomb detection training

A woman in Sri Lanka has gifted her five German Shepherd dogs to the Army for explosive detection training in the wake of Easter bombings.

29 Apr 2019 1:15 PM

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