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Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka to investigate SIS, CNI actions prior to Easter attack

Whether adequate actions were taken by State Intelligence Service, Chief of National Intelligence

June 13, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Minister to provide missing Easter attack report pages to Catholic leaders after complaint

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith has said over 1,500 pages containing crucial evidence on Easter attack were missing

March 25, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka police minister orders probe into ex-president’s Easter attack remarks

Sirisena said he can reveal the plotter behind Easter Sunday attack if a court requests

March 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka’s ex-President Sirisena draws spotlight saying he can reveal Easter bomb plotters

Catholic leaders have demanded independent probe into the 2019 attack

March 23, 2024 3 min read
Sri Lanka’s public security minister: Can’t release full Easter Sunday PCoI report

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa won 2019 election on the promise of strengthening national security after Easter attack

Sri Lanka Pres appoints local panel to probe Channel 4 claim amid foreign inquiry demand

Alleged involvement of Sri Lankan intelligence operatives have already been reported to local courts

SL cardinal calls for international probe over Easter attack, suspend cops after new revelation

British Channel 4, citing whistle blowers, has said there was plot behind Easter attack

September 7, 2023 3 min read
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Sri Lanka ministers contradict cabinet discussion over Channel 4 Easter Bombing claim

Cabinet Spokesman denies Channel 4 discussion; Labour Minister says Cabinet decided to appoint a panel

September 5, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka cabinet to appoint parliamentary panel over Channel 4 revelation - minister

Analysts have said Easter Sunday attack helped Gotabaya Rajapaksa come into power

September 5, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka police minister raps Catholic leaders for not revisiting Easter probe despite requests

Catholic Church leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the Easter Sunday probe.

August 29, 2023 2 min read
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Easter Sunday Attack: Sri Lanka Catholics demand for justice, expose mastermind

The attacks killed at least 269 mainly Christian devotees who attended the Easter Sunday mass on April 21, 2019.

April 21, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka plans deal with Maldives to tighten border controls

The plan also involves facilities for capacity in technology and human resources.

December 6, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka’s once-mighty nationalist party splits after failed economic policies

Mahinda Rajapaksa is battling to unite the ruling SLPP, but split inevitable

Shihar Aneez
November 4, 2022 10 min read
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Sri Lanka opposition leader asks fresh probe into Easter attack

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith has criticized the government over the delay of justice for the Easter attack victims.

Chanka Jayasinghe
April 21, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka police chief points finger at former AG over Easter attack probe confusion

Former AG had said "there was a grand conspiracy in place" with regard Easter attack.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
April 19, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka foreign minister briefs diplomats ahead of tough UNHRC session

Sri Lanka likely to face strong criticism over its human rights situation, diplomats say

January 28, 2022 3 min read
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Young Journalists renew appeal to safeguard poet Ahnaf Jazeem

The Young Journalists Association (YJA) is renewing its appeal to the authorities to intervene in the case of young Poet...

March 31, 2021 2 min read

Sirisena defends himself over allegations of negligence in the Easter Attacks

Former President Maithripala Sirisena says that he is not a barbarian to ignore intelligence about an imminent attack su...

March 27, 2021 2 min read

Sajith wants stability in the security apparatus

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is proposing that the government involve a selected foreign investigative team...

March 25, 2021 2 min read

Easter Attacks: Protests demanding justice to continue as Catholic Bishops are unhappy with PCoI rep...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Bishops are united in expressing their dissatisfaction over the investigations into the Eas...

March 15, 2021 3 min read
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Easter Attacks: Church calls off protests but will the victims get justice?

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church has called off its month-long protest campaign to demand justice for the victims of ...

Arjuna Ranawana
March 12, 2021 8 min read
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Easter attacks: Govt. cannot arrest Sirisena for terror strike as it will lose majority

Opposition Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena says he does not see the current government implementing the recommendati...

March 11, 2021 2 min read
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Easter attacks: SF says the government has failed the Catholic community

“The government promised to bring those responsible for the Easter Attacks before the law, but has failed to do so,”...

March 11, 2021 3 min read

Extremist organisations to be banned to prevent future attacks such as the Easter strikes

A lack of coordination among security agencies led to the Easter Sunday attacks Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasek...

Imesh Ranasinghe
March 10, 2021 3 min read
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Easter Sunday attacks: Catholic Church begins “Black Sunday” protest demanding justice for vict...

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic community is leading the so-called “Black Sunday” protest campaign being launched tomor...

March 6, 2021 2 min read

Easter Sunday attacks: President pleads dont politicize issue as Church protests begin

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is asking Sri Lankans not to permit “interested parties” to politicize the Easter Sunda...

March 6, 2021 2 min read
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