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Friday July 30th, 2021
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Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

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FBI confirmed Maulavi Naufar masterminded Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Minister

It takes a long time complete international investigations, the minister said defending the delay.

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Parents of Sri Lanka's ex-Tiger combatants should be allowed to grieve: retd army officer

"It was our misled children, our misled brothers and sisters that were born in this country."

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Sri Lanka Attorney General claims "grand conspiracy" behind Easter attack: report

The identities of those involved in the grand conspiracy must come by way of evidence, the AG said.

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Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

Two suspects accused of aiding Sri Lanka Easter bomb ringleader in TID custody

The two suspects will be detained and questioned under provisions in the Prevention of Terrorism Act

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...

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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

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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...

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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,”...

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PCoI should've investigated allegations that Zaharan was on state payroll: JVP

The Rajapaksas “sold” the 2019 Easter bombings to secure election victories and the Presidential Commission of Inqui...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Easter Sunday blasts: Weerawansha not satisfied with PCoI report

Cabinet Minister Wimal Weerawansha is joining the ranks of Sri Lankans who are not satisfied with the findings of the Pr...

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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

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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...

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Sri Lanka Air Force celebrations to be joined by IAF aerobatics teams

Fixed wing and helicopter aerobatics squadrons, multi-role combat aircraft, maritime reconnaissance aircraft backed up ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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AKD demands govt publicise Easter bombings commission report

Sri Lanka must publicise the findings of a presidential commission of inquiry that probed the 2019 Easter bombings, Nati...

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Easter bombings: Cardinal prepared to go to int'l court if Sri Lanka fails to deliver justice

If Sri Lanka fails to bring the perpetrators and masterminds of the 2019 Easter bombings to justice, international judic...

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Sumanthiran says Minister Weerasekara is responsible if he is harmed

TNA veteran and lawyer M A Sumanthiran says he is under threat and should not have had his Commando guards removed

Imesh Ranasinghe

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