Sri Lanka

WATCH | 'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

2019-11-17 14:35

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stormed to victory Sunday in Sri Lanka's presidential elections, seven months after Islamist extremist attacks killed 269 people.

WATCH | 17 people hurt as 2 elephants run amok Sri Lanka festival parade

2019-09-10 10:30

At least seventeen people have been injured after two elephants ran amok at a Buddhist festival parade in Colombo. WATCH NOW.

Is Sri Lanka using the Easter attacks to limit digital freedom?

2019-07-08 20:11

Hours after the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, rumours started to circulate online that Colombo's water supply was poisoned and that there was a truck full of explosives driving down the capital's traffic-lined Galle Road.

Sri Lankans charged over traffic in baby elephants

2019-06-26 08:24

A senior Sri Lankan conservation official was among eight people charged in a landmark case over the capture and sale to the wealthy of dozens of baby elephants as status symbols.

Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency

2019-06-07 14:32

The police said the State Intelligence Service received repeated warnings of possible attacks and detailed a series of delays by all security agencies to act.

Sri Lanka: Hardline Buddhists 'likely behind attacks on Muslims'

2019-05-16 10:45

Sri Lankan authorities have said that Buddhist groups are likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for last month's Easter bombings.

Sri Lanka under nationwide curfew after crowds attack mosques

2019-05-13 21:33

Sri Lanka has imposed a nationwide overnight curfew after the worst outbreak of communal violence since the deadly Easter bombings.

Sri Lanka Catholic schools to reopen after attacks

2019-05-09 21:45

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church announced it will reopen its schools next week for the first time since Easter Sunday bombings killed 258 people.

Sri Lanka to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists

2019-05-05 07:32

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church will televise a private Sunday mass after cancelling regular services over fears of a repeat of Easter's suicide bombings, even as police and troops tightened security.

Sri Lanka mass cancelled over fresh attack fears

2019-05-02 17:25

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church scrapped plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks.


Outrage as outgoing Sri Lankan president pardons death-row killer of Swedish teen

2019-11-11 11:43

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager, just a week before he leaves office, in a move that sparked national outrage.

Two die, 13 critical after Sri Lanka faith healing

2019-09-08 13:48

Two people died from heat exhaustion after attending a mass open air faith healing session in northeast Sri Lanka which left 13 others fighting for their lives, police said Sunday.

Sri Lanka police chief arrested over Easter attacks failures

2019-07-02 19:36

Sri Lankan police arrested their top commander and a former defence chief over alleged failures to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people, spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Sri Lanka 'super woman' cop guilty of child abuse

2019-06-15 07:51

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday.

Safe for Catholic schools to reopen - Sri Lanka army

2019-05-21 07:14

Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, the army chief said.

Escalating Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots claim first life

2019-05-14 13:12

Parts of Sri Lanka were under indefinite curfew and social media banned after a man was killed by a sword-wielding mob in an escalating anti-Muslim backlash following the Easter terror attacks.

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots

2019-05-13 13:22

Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

WATCH: Guns outnumber guests at bombed Sri Lanka hotel

2019-05-06 17:12

At the Cinnamon Grand Colombo, one of six Sri Lankan targets hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, the silence that reigns is not just the usual hush of a plush hotel.

Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers

2019-05-04 07:40

While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for months in private chatrooms to persuade six young men to sacrifice themselves, Muslim community leaders say.

With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Mass on TV

2019-04-28 14:25

Sri Lanka's Catholics awoke to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks.

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