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Easter Sunday attacks could have been averted: Investigator

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

25 Jul 2019 6:05 PM

Lankan Easter attacks inspired from Jihadi group, no IS link: Investigator

President Maithripala Sirisena has said the attacks were the work of international drug dealers to sabotage his anti-narcotics drive.

25 Jul 2019 3:32 PM

Oldest slinger in town: Sri Lanka to farewell shaggy-haired Lasith Malinga

Both teams go into the three-game series nursing a World Cup hangover.

25 Jul 2019 12:45 PM

No Dickwella, Gunathilaka in Sri Lanka's ODI squad for Bangladesh

Sri Lanka had initially announced 22-man squad last week but dropped five cricketers as they finalised the team.

25 Jul 2019 10:04 AM

Lanka includes India, China in free visa on arrival that stopped after terror attacks

Tourism industry officials said there have seen 70 per cent cancellations of prior bookings after the attacks.

24 Jul 2019 3:51 PM

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Lasith Malinga to retire after 1st ODI against Bangladesh

The 35-year-old was the team's highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded ICC Men's Cricket World Cup. He took 13 wickets.

23 Jul 2019 10:11 AM

New laws will be introduced to prevent terrorism: Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the attacks.

22 Jul 2019 4:05 PM

Umpire Kumar Dharmasena admits 'error' in overthrow, but 'doesn't regret decision'

Critics, including former umpire Simon Taufel, said England should have been awarded five runs, not six.

22 Jul 2019 10:24 AM

Sri Lanka Cricket announces squad for ODI series against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka will play the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The first ODI will be played on July 26.

20 Jul 2019 8:30 AM

Sri Lanka to sack coaches over World Cup failure

Chandika Hathurusingha and his assistants would be fired after Sri Lanka's upcoming one-day series against Bangladesh

19 Jul 2019 2:43 PM

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Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary committee to probe Easter attacks

PM said that the government hopes to adopt laws to curb terrorism while looking forward to working with international agencies as well.

13 Jul 2019 4:00 PM

Lanka police chief arrested over failure to prevent terror attack

De Livera said that they failed to act on advance warnings of the deadly Easter Sunday attacks, which were blamed on a local terror group.

02 Jul 2019 7:59 PM

10 fundamental rights petitions filed in Sri Lankan SC against death penalty

The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.

01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM

5 soldiers killed in accident in Sri Lanka

At least five army soldiers were killed while another 2 were wounded, Colombo Page reported.

25 Jun 2019 8:06 PM

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk calls for stoning on Muslims after Easter bombings

Monk Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero says Muslims should be stoned amid unverified reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.

24 Jun 2019 3:36 PM

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ICC CWC'19: Sri Lanka celebrates shock victory over England

Island daily front-page the match report with a bold banner headline: "SRI LANKA BEAT ENGLAND."

22 Jun 2019 5:43 PM

In surprise move, Sri Lanka extends emergency for another month

The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.

22 Jun 2019 11:05 AM

Sri Lankan police officials to face criminal charges for Easter Sunday Attacks

India had issued warning to Sri Lanka in April about the possibility of attacks at various locations, including the Indian High Commission.

21 Jun 2019 3:53 PM

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

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