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7 suicide bombers carried out Easter blasts in Sri Lanka: Government

A total of seven suicide bombers carried out a series of eight devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.

22 Apr 2019 1:09 PM

After multiple blasts, Lanka blocks Facebook, Instagram to curb false news reports

The Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that decision to block social media sites was taken due to spreading of false news reports.

21 Apr 2019 7:21 PM

Sri Lanka church witnesses pieces of flesh thrown all over walls post blast

Sri Lankan media reported that Negombo Hospital has at least 74 deaths and received 113 injured worshippers from the Sebastian's Church.

21 Apr 2019 6:33 PM

2 killed in seventh blast in Sri Lankan capital

The seventh blast occurred at a hotel opposite the Zoo, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

21 Apr 2019 3:15 PM

Sri Lanka police chief had warned of suicide attack 10 days before blasts

At least 156 people were killed in six bomb attacks on Sunday that included three churches, three hotels.

21 Apr 2019 1:49 PM

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7 arrested after eight blasts in Sri Lanka; death toll rises to 215

Following the deadly attack that claimed several lives, Sri Lankan government ordered curfew from 6 pm Sunday to 6 am Monday.

21 Apr 2019 10:28 AM

Sri Lanka announces World Cup squad, Dinesh Chandimal excluded from squad

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led Sri Lanka side will have experienced players like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera.

18 Apr 2019 4:03 PM

Lanka Police arrests cricketer Dimuth Karunaratne for alleged drink driving

Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the incident and said it will follow due process in determining the future course of action.

31 Mar 2019 5:30 PM

ISL winner Chennaiyin debuts against Colombo FC in AFC Cup

Chennaiyin, the first ISL outfit to participate in the AFC Cup, are vying for a place in the group stage of the AFC Cup.

05 Mar 2019 7:39 PM

Nine Indians arrested in Sri Lanka for staying without visa

Nine Indians have been arrested in Sri Lanka's Uva province for allegedly staying in the country without a visa.

08 Feb 2019 3:21 PM

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Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Sri Lanka is considering a USD 300 million loan offer from the Bank of China.

17 Jan 2019 1:41 PM

Lanka's Central Bank gets USD 400 million swap from RBI

The total loan was expected to have been disbursed with a seventh tranche by mid-2019.

10 Jan 2019 11:39 AM

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

Sri Lankan President Sirisena yet to bury hatchet with PM Wickremesinghe

Addressing members of his United National Front, Sirisena reiterated he does not like Wickremesinghe, despite having to reappoint him as PM

17 Dec 2018 6:59 PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a 'resignation' letter at his residence in capital Colombo.

15 Dec 2018 11:56 AM

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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

Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM

'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.

03 Dec 2018 5:00 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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