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Tuesday September 28th, 2021

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...

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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...

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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...

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North and East protest government actions to disallow memorials for war dead

Most schools, shops and businesses in many parts of the North and East remained closed today in protest against the auth...

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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 ...

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...

Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death

A Muslim mas was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a viole...

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Sri Lanka police chief warns tough action against extremist rioters

Sri Lanka's acting police chief Chandana Wickremeratne warned tough action against rioters who are damaging property of ...

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Sri Lanka under curfew after anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide night curfew Monday, after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts just north of the ...

Amal Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka police extends curfew around Kuliyapitiya

Sri Lanka has imposed curfew in Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Hettipola, Dummalasuriya, Rasnayakepura and Kobeigane areas to ...

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Ruwan Wijewardene appointed Sri Lanka's acting defence minister

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena who is on an overseas visit had appointed Ruwan Wijewardene as acting ministe...

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Curfew in Sri Lanka town of Chilaw after rising tension

Curfew has been imposed till 6.00 pm Sunday police said following heightened tension in the area after a crowd of people...

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One person dead after failing to stop at Sri Lanka checkpoint

A driver of a vehicle had died after being shot at a Sri Lanka Navy checkpoint set up in the Wattala area to search for ...

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Sri Lanka returning to normal, security operations to continue: PM

ECONOMYNEXT - Daily life in Sri Lanka is returning to normal amid tighter security, after the Easter Sunday bombings, Pr...

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Sri Lanka to allow duty free import of security scanners

Sri Lanka will allow duty free import of security scanners and metal detectors to be used at hotels, schools or other co...

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Easter bombers all killed or arrested: Sri Lanka police chief

Sri Lankan security authorities have either killed or arrested all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bomb...

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Curfew in Sri Lanka's Negombo lifted; social media blocked

Sri Lanka's Negombo town is calm following overnight unrest and a dusk-to-dawn curfew has ended at 7.00 am, police said,...

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Curfew in Sri Lanka's Negombo until 7.00 am Monday

Police curfew has been imposed in Negombo, Sri Lanka to maintain public order, police said.

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The macabre puzzle of piecing together victims at Sri Lanka morgue

The nauseating smell of death that infested the streets around Colombo's morgue after Sri Lanka's devastating Easter att...

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Sri Lanka police to search schools on Sunday

Authorities will search schools and their environs in Colombo Sunday ahead of re-opening the next day, police said.

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Sri Lanka shuts down part of IS cell as Muslims condemn Easter bombs

Sri Lanka bolstered security Friday with fears of attacks against bridges in the capital as the prime minister vowed to ...

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UK security minister pledges support to revive Sri Lanka tourism

ECONOMYNEXT – The United Kingdom’s Minister for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace pledged support t...

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What we know about the Sri Lanka bombers

Sri Lanka's horrific Easter attacks that killed 253 people were orchestrated by a firebrand cleric who sought out young ...

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Sri Lanka police trace 2018 mystery killings to Islamist suicide group

Sri Lanka has uncovered evidence showing that two policemen killed in November 2018 and other crimes, following the arre...

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Sri Lanka police find suicide bomber Zahran's wife and daughter

Two injured persons extracted from a house in Eastern Sri Lanka where 15 people died were the wife and child of suicide ...

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Islamic State says its fighters behind latest police clashes in Sri Lanka

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for three men who blew themselves up in clashes with Sri Lankan polic...

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