Easter Sunday explosions in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks

Sri Lanka’s president outlaws two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader are wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and police say.

May 4, 2019
May 4, 2019

‘Sri Lanka bombers ‘trained’ in Kashmir, Kerala before blasts’

The Sri Lanka army chief says the suicide bombers travelled to India to possibly train in terrorist activities days after the deadly serial blasts that killed over 253 people on Easter Sunday,

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

Sri Lanka bans groups suspected to be behind attacks

Sri Lanka’s president outlaws two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader are wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and police say.

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

'Sri Lanka bomb attacks revenge for NZ mosque killings'

Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka are retaliation for recent deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official says, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to have been behind Sunday's blasts.

April 23, 2019
April 23, 2019

Sri Lanka detains Syrian for questioning over attacks

Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military sources tell Reuters.

April 21, 2019
April 21, 2019

Condolences pour in after Sri Lanka blasts

Global political and religious leaders and people from all walks of life unite in their shock and condemnation as they express their condolences in social media after a series of explosions across Sri Lanka left over a hundred people dead and several hundred others injured.