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May 7, 2019
May 7, 2019

'All suspects in Sri Lanka bombings arrested or dead'

All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief says.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: SL tourism hit after bombings

Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travellers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

SL to air Sunday mass on TV as attack threat persists

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.

April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019

Sri Lanka on alert for uniformed militants

Sri Lankan security officials warn that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms.

April 28, 2019
April 28, 2019

Security high as SL marks one week from suicide attacks

Sri Lanka's Roman Catholic has condemned the Easter attacks as "an insult to humanity" as the tense and grief-stricken country marks a week since suicide bombers hit three churches and three luxury hotels.

April 27, 2019
April 27, 2019

11 Bangladeshis who worked at SL factory sent back

Eleven Bangladeshi nationals, who used to work at a copper factory owned by Inshaf Ibrahim involved in the Shangri-La hotel bombing in Colombo on April 21, have been sent back by Sri Lanka.

April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019

Wanted extremist cleric Hashim died in hotel attack: SL president

An extremist leader considered a central figure in Sri Lanka's Easter suicide bombings died in the attacks, the president says as the police chief became the latest figure to quit over the failure to prevent the massacre.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over blasts

Sri Lanka's top defence official resigns over security failures that led to the deadly Easter bombings, as Catholic churches suspended all services fearing further attacks.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

Sri Lanka halts low season visa-free plan after bombings

Sri Lanka's government says it was suspending plans to grant citizens of 39 countries visa-free entry during the country's tourism low season after deadly Easter bombings that killed hundreds.

April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019

'No evidence to link SL bombings to NZ mosque attacks'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she has not seen a shred of evidence to support claims the Easter Sunday massacres in Sri Lanka were a retaliation to the Christchurch mosque attacks.