Sri Lanka


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.

After grief and chaos, picture of Sri Lanka bombers emerges

2019-04-27 13:55

A picture of a determined local militant cell that suddenly went global is slowly emerging from the aftermath of grief and confusion of Sri Lanka's Easter bombings

'A lot of body parts' - counting the dead after Sri Lanka attacks

2019-04-27 07:47

Death toll from Easter bombings revised down by about 100 as health ministry said some victims were counted twice.

Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly bombings

2019-04-24 20:34

Sri Lanka's president is shaking up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed 359 people.

 

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.

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

2019-04-27 14:33

The Catholic church in Sri Lanka has canceled all Sunday Masses until further notice over concerns it remains a top target of Islamic State-linked extremists

WATCH: Fifteen dead as Sri Lanka forces raid jihadist hideout

2019-04-27 08:55

Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said Saturday.

Sri Lanka Catholic churches halt public services over security fears

2019-04-25 13:25

Sri Lanka's Catholic churches suspended all public services over security fears on Thursday, as thousands of troops joined the hunt for suspects in deadly Easter bombings that killed nearly 360 people.

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

2019-04-24 09:55

Police say the death toll in the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested.

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