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Sri Lanka Minister to provide missing Easter attack report pages to Catholic leaders after complaint

Cardinal Malcom Ranjith has said over 1,500 pages containing crucial evidence on Easter attack were missing

March 25, 2024 4 min read

Sri Lanka police minister orders probe into ex-president’s Easter attack remarks

Sirisena said he can reveal the plotter behind Easter Sunday attack if a court requests

March 24, 2024 2 min read

Sri Lanka Pres appoints local panel to probe Channel 4 claim amid foreign inquiry demand

Alleged involvement of Sri Lankan intelligence operatives have already been reported to local courts

September 15, 2023 3 min read

Sri Lanka police minister raps Catholic leaders for not revisiting Easter probe despite requests

Catholic Church leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction over the Easter Sunday probe.

August 29, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka's proposed ATA will be presented after broader consensus - Justice Minister

Many local and international rights groups have opposed the proposed ATA

Easter Sunday Attack: Sri Lanka Catholics demand for justice, expose mastermind

The attacks killed at least 269 mainly Christian devotees who attended the Easter Sunday mass on April 21, 2019.

Sri Lanka's central town Akurana starts body checking at mosques after security threat 

Two other sources said the recommendations include body check on both men and women devotees.

April 19, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna wants president to reconsider anti-terror bill

The MP claimed that not even Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe appeared to have confidence in the bill.

Himal Kotelawala
April 11, 2023 2 min read

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.

Himal Kotelawala
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.

Himal Kotelawala
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

Mahadiya Hamza
November 15, 2022 3 min read

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

September 2, 2022 2 min read

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
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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

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

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
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