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Easter Sunday attacks

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

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
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.

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.

The often futile quest for Justice in Sri Lanka affects all

Justice is central to the Christian faith and I hope that at least now, Sinhalese and Tamil Catholics can support each o...

Ruki Fernando
March 3, 2021 9 min read
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Sri Lanka’s Catholics demand to know the truth behind the Easter Sunday massacre

Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church has declared March 7 as Black Sunday to express its dissatisfaction over the findings of t...

March 1, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka Easter attacks commission recommends criminal proceedings against President Sirisena

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the 2019 Easter bombings has recommended that criminal proceedings be in...

February 23, 2021 4 min read
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Committee to study PCoI report panned by Church and Opposition

The President’s Committee will implement only what President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wants from the Easter Sunday inquiry r...

February 23, 2021 3 min read

Yet another committee appointed to study the report of the Easter Sunday attacks PCoI

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed yet another committee to examine the report of the Presidential Commission of...

February 20, 2021 3 min read

Hisbullah and one other remanded for alleged role in Easter Bomb attacks

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah has been remanded until March 3 by the Colombo Magistrate today, taking him out of detention in t...

February 18, 2021 2 min read

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah may be produced in Court tomorrow

The Attorney General has ordered the Police Department to produce detained lawyer Hijaz Omar Hizbullah before a Magistra...

February 17, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka President vows to punish Bondscammers and Easter attack planners

In his Independence Day address President Rajapaksa said he has advised the Attorney General’s Department to swiftly a...

February 4, 2021 3 min read
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Three Sri Lankans charged by US for deaths of 5 Americans in Easter blasts

The United States has charged three Sri Lankans being held in Sri Lanka with aiding a terrorist group in the attacks on ...

January 9, 2021 2 min read

Public Security Minister lays out accusations against detained lawyer Hisbullah

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah had spoken with the Easter Sunday attackers on three occasions by phone, Minister of Public Secur...

January 7, 2021 3 min read
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Internal issues in his administration did not cause Easter attacks - Sirisena

Former President Maithripala Sirisena is rejecting the notion that tensions within the Yahapalanaya administration led t...

November 26, 2020 2 min read

CID questions MP Eran over statements made about Easter attacks

Opposition Member of Parliament, former Minister Eran Wickremeratne is claiming that he was summoned to the Criminal Inv...

November 16, 2020 1 min read

Government MPs want Riyaj Bathiudeen re-arrested over Easter Bombings

More than two-thirds of the country’s governing party Parliamentary Group has signed a letter addressed to the Preside...

October 10, 2020 3 min read

President Gotabaya says no deal with Bathiudeen over 20A

Sri Lanka’s President has shot down speculation that he is “cutting a political deal” with a powerful Muslim polit...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 4, 2020 3 min read

IshiniGate: Instagram star breaks her silence says cyberattacks “are overwhelming”

A Canadian Social Media influencer who raised tens of thousands of dollars for victims of the Easter Sunday attacks is s...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 2, 2020 5 min read
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Handunetti cannot depose before Presidential Commission - Speaker

A Chairman of a Committee or an official of Parliament cannot be summoned before Presidential Commission of Inquiry to r...

Imesh Ranasinghe
August 27, 2020 1 min read
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Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council
August 25, 2020 6 min read

Opinion: Sri Lanka ruling party is ahead with 12 days to go for Parliamentary polls

Sri Lanka is nearing the end of the Parliamentary General Election campaign, and the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ...

Arjuna Ranawana
July 25, 2020 10 min read
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Government wants two-thirds majority in Parliament to fight extremism – G L Peiris

The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s governing Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Prof G.L. Peiris is saying that the governmen...

July 21, 2020 2 min read
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Magistrate orders police probe into how in-camera evidence by children was reported by media

The Fort Magistrate has ordered an investigation as to how evidence given to him in-camera by two children last week mad...

July 1, 2020 2 min read