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Search ongoing for 140 people with links to ISIS: SL President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday police are looking for 140 people believed to have links with the ISIS group.

26 Apr 2019 2:55 PM

Sri Lanka: Religious leaders urge women to avoid niqaab, cooperate with police

Sri Lanka’s Muslim Council said that its leaders have agreed that bodies of terrorists would not be buried in any mosque burial ground.

26 Apr 2019 1:41 PM

Wanted extremist cleric Hashim died in hotel attack: SL Prez Sirisena

An Islamic extremist believed to have played a key role in SL's bombings died in an attack on a Colombo hotel.

26 Apr 2019 10:41 AM

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

Family of Sri Lanka's Easter bombings mastermind missing: Reports

Mohomed Hashim Madaniya, sister of the suspected mastermind behind the blasts on Easter, said her family is missing since the attacks.

26 Apr 2019 8:57 AM

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Dissecting Sri Lankan government’s social media ban

Sri Lanka has a complicated history with social media, providing context to the government’s ban on it after the Easter Sunday attacks.

25 Apr 2019 2:57 PM

Sri Lanka blasts: Catholic churches suspend public mass amidst security concerns

The head of the church urged politicians to leave aside differences to rebuild the country struck by the bombings.

25 Apr 2019 2:31 PM

New bomb found in Colombo 3 days after Easter: Report

A new bomb was found in downtown area of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, after multiple blasts shook the country on Sunday.

24 Apr 2019 6:21 PM

1 Sri Lankan bomber studied in UK, Australia; 60 arrested

The minister believes that after completing his studies in the UK, the bomber went to Australia to pursue post-graduation.

24 Apr 2019 4:52 PM

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Minister in Sri Lanka accuses top officials of concealing information on attacks

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings killed at least 359.

24 Apr 2019 1:50 PM

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

Sri Lanka: 8 of 9 bombers identified, two millionaire brothers, 1 woman

It is interesting that a Sri Lankan family’s involvement is under discussion after ISIS has claimed the responsibility.

24 Apr 2019 12:43 PM

Sri Lankan international cricketer was tired, skipped church on Easter Sunday

Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday.

23 Apr 2019 5:14 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

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

8 Indians among people killed in Sri Lanka Easter blast

At least eight Indians are among the dead after a string of devastating suicide blasts struck churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

22 Apr 2019 7:56 PM

Sri Lanka's bloody Easter: All you need to know

Sri Lanka was in shock Monday as the death toll from a deadly series of bombings on Easter Day rose to nearly 300.

22 Apr 2019 2:43 PM

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