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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: UN human rights office welcomes Supreme Court verdict

The OHCHR also urged the government to provide full reparations to the victims, establish the truth and ensure justice.

January 19, 2023 4 min read

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Church happy with court verdict, anticipates criminal proceedings

“This will be a great opening for us to start looking at other aspects of the case,” said the archbishop.

January 13, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka ex-president Sirisena ordered to pay compensation for Easter Sunday victims

The State was also ordered to pay one million rupees as compensation to the victims.

January 12, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday suspect hacked to death; opposition leader demands answers

"What is happening in the country? Isn't this lawlessness?"

November 29, 2022 2 min read
Sri Lanka analysts frown upon Wickremesinghe's high defence budget 

Sri Lanka's defence budget is almost equal to the total of education, health allocations

Sri Lanka's reforms should be applicable for military as well- MP

Sri Lanka's Northern legislators have long complained of heavy military in the region despite end of war

Sri Lanka to replace controversial anti-terror law with new 'National Security Act'

The PTA has been a controversial counter-terror law that has drawn criticism from human rights activists.

August 23, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's anti-terror law under scrutiny again as protestor detention continues

First billed as a temporary Act in 1978, the PTA has been used sporadically throughout Sri Lanka’s recent history. 

Dulya de Silva
August 22, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka confident of no immediate withdrawal of EU's GSP+: Foreign Secretary

"We are confident that we will have the GSP plus for a while. But it does not mean that we should take it lightly."

February 25, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka Catholic church making plans with Vatican to find justice for Easter attack victims

The cardinal also accused the authorities of “abducting” those demanding justice for the victims.

February 15, 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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Sri Lanka Catholic church head doubtful Easter victims will find justice under present admin

Power gained through blood of innocents will not endure, the archbishop said.

October 21, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka Easter attack probe: Prez said he couldn't implement some recommendations, claims cardinal

"The report has been a waste of time and a waste of hope to all of us,” he said

October 18, 2021 5 min read

Sri Lanka police defuse hand grenade found near popular Buddhist temple

A similar incident occurred in September when police found a hand grenade inside a private hospital.

October 14, 2021 1 min read

"IS inspired" Sri Lankan who stabbed six in Auckland supermarket shot dead

The man was allegedly inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group.

September 3, 2021 2 min read

Head of Sri Lanka Catholic church alleges attempt to pin Easter attack on ISIS

“Why was that? We don’t know if it was an attempt to prevent the discovery of who was actually behind the attack."

August 13, 2021 5 min read
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Ex Sri Lanka soldier compares search for Easter attack mastermind to hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna told reporters Wednesday that Israel took about 18 years to capture Eichmann in Argentina.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 15, 2021 3 min read

Sri Lanka's Catholic church wants action against former president, PM over Easter bombings

The church has requested legal action against both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for their failure to prevent the attack.

Imesh Ranasinghe
July 14, 2021 3 min read

Presidential pardon granted to 93 prisoners including 16 ex-LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa had requested Justice Minister Ali Sabry to do justice by the ex combatants

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 24, 2021 1 min read

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

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 11, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

June 9, 2021 1 min read

FBI confirmed Maulavi Naufar masterminded Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Minister

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

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 19, 2021 4 min read

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.

May 18, 2021 3 min read

Public Security Minister calls CID report on Sri Lanka AG's "last-minute" statement

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 17, 2021 2 min read

Bathiudeen bros to be detained for 90 days: police

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj are to be detained for 90 days for further questioning, police s...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 27, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party wants action against entire former cabinet

Government MPs have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take legal action against the entire Yahapalana cabinet ov...

Imesh Ranasinghe
April 26, 2021 3 min read
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