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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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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."

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.

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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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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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

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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

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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

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Sri Lanka former minister and brother arrested over alleged links to Easter Sunday bombers

Former Sri Lankan minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj were taken into custody in the early hours of today f...

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Those responsible for Sri Lanka's Easter bombings now misdirecting public: PM

Parties responsible for Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings are making false claims aimed at influencing and diverting at...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Political posturing impeded transparent Easter bombings probe: Cardinal

Political posturing and a cynical need to safeguard alliances has impeded a transparent inquiry into Sri Lanka’s 2019 ...

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Sri Lanka opposition MP alleges damning omission in Easter bombings probe

An intelligence officer who had been arrested in connection with Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter Sunday bombings was transferr...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Cardinal does 180, claims he never said Easter bombings were politically motivated

In an apparent 180 on an explosive statement he made yesterday, the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic church said today tha...

Himal Kotelawala

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Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Masterminds already known; no desire to conceal findings, says minister

With opposition pressure mounting to find the brains behind the 2019 Easter bombings, Sri Lanka reiterated today that Ma...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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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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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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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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