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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

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

Possible intel failures to be examined in Sri Lanka blasts

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday the death toll had risen overnight to 290 dead with more than 500 wounded.

22 Apr 2019 9:55 AM

7 suicide bombers involved in Lanka blasts; 24 arrested as toll rises to 290

The government has said it will not disclose the details of the suspects involved in the attacks to prevent them from getting publicity.

22 Apr 2019 8:58 AM

Improvised bomb defused near Colombo airport by Sri Lankan air force: Police

'It was a homemade bomb, with explosives put into a pipe,' said the source.

22 Apr 2019 8:33 AM

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Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

Bomber waited in queue for Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back.

22 Apr 2019 8:28 AM

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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