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2 May 2019
The death toll from the Easter suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 257, authorities said Thursday.
1 May 2019
Sri Lanka's police Wednesday named nine people who staged Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 people, and said the attackers' assets will be confiscated in line with anti-terror laws.
28 Apr 2019
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced a ban on face covering, a week after Islamist militants carried out coordinated suicide bombings that killed 253 people. Sirisena said he was using emergency powers to ban any form of face covering in public. The restriction will take effect from Monday, his office said in a…
27 Apr 2019
Suicide bombers cornered by security forces in a hideout in eastern Sri Lanka blew themselves up in a raid which left 15 people dead, including six children, police said Saturday.
26 Apr 2019
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has decried the horrific and dastardly attacks on Christian worshippers on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. President General, NSCIA and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, also said the Council is shocked by the dispiriting news of the tragedy of the loss of lives on…
25 Apr 2019
India warned Sri Lanka of possible suicide bombings weeks before the Easter attacks, based on "threatening" Islamic State-influenced material seized from suspects in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, a source with knowledge of the investigation told AFP Thursday.
23 Apr 2019
At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday.
23 Apr 2019
The Islamic State group on Tuesday said it was behind a devastating string of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people on Easter Sunday.
22 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka's decision to block social media following deadly suicide attacks highlights a growing distrust of online platforms, but critics said the move is likely to restrict the flow of important news and information as well as abusive content. The move comes amid growing frustration by governments around the world with internet platforms over propagation…
21 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka was rocked Sunday by a series of deadly blasts that killed more than 200 people and injured hundreds more. Here is what we know so far about one of the deadliest attacks in the island nation's history: - What happened? - Powerful explosions struck in quick succession at three hotels in the capital…
21 Apr 2019
The toll in a series of eight blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to at least 207, with over 450 people wounded, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. Speaking at a press conference, he said three people had been arrested in connection with the attacks that mostly targeted high-end hotels in the capital and…
21 Apr 2019
World leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners -- with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them. Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches…

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