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World24, May 2019, 6:16 PM
Sri Lanka blasts: Parliament agrees to set up committee to probe attack
In the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, the country’s parliament has unanimously agreed to form a committee that would look into how the terror attack took place and also to find solutions to prevent such incidents in the future.
World29, Apr 2019, 1:29 PM
Sri Lanka bans all face coverings including burqa after Easter Sunday blasts
A week after Sri Lanka faced coordinated blasts across the country, in an emergency move the Sri Lankan president has issued an order banning the adornment of any form of face veils
World26, Apr 2019, 11:43 AM
Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll drops by 100, stands at 253
Easter Sunday attack on Sri Lanka was ranked as the deadliest attacks claimed by the Islamic State,l. However, that claim may not hold true now as officials have revised the death toll. Officials blamed calculation error and stated that the precise death toll now stands at 253.
World25, Apr 2019, 3:43 PM
Sri Lanka intensifies crackdown on terror suspects; 16 more held
Nine suicide bombers, believed to be the members of a local Islamist extremist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels.
World25, Apr 2019, 1:22 PM
Sri Lanka blasts: Another explosion in Pugoda town near Colombo
Just a couple of days after the Easter Sunday blasts across Sri Lanka, another blast was heard in the town of Pugoda, near Colombo. Police are investigating the fresh blast
World24, Apr 2019, 1:11 PM
Sri Lanka blasts: Former National Thowheeth Jama'ath members behind attacks
Defence minister of Sri Lanka, Ruwan Wijewardene addressed the media about the progress made in identifying the extremists that wreaked havoc in the island country. The death toll has touched 359 of which 39 are foreigners.
World24, Apr 2019, 11:32 AM
Sri Lanka blasts: Police carry out controlled explosion
The Easter Sunday blasts across Sri Lanka have taken the lives of at least 359 people and injured over 500 others. The Special Task Force carried out a controlled explosion near Savoy Cinema in Colombo after a vehicle that was found abandoned came under their suspicion.
World23, Apr 2019, 4:34 PM
Terror attack on Sri Lanka: Even if ISIS denied its involvement, here's the proof
Easter Sunday saw as many as eight blasts across Sri Lanka that took the lives of at least 321 people and injured 500 odd people. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks. The Sri Lankan government also exploring the angle that the attack could be in retaliation for the attack on Muslims offering Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand's Christchurch.
World22, Apr 2019, 5:00 PM
Sri Lanka blasts: Fresh explosion near Colombo church; police find 87 bomb detonators
Following the serial blasts in Colombo that killed at least 290, the Sri Lankan police on Monday found 87 bomb detonators in Colombo's main bus stand. One bomb exploded near Anthoniyar, while operations were underway to defuse it. Security around the border, towards the Indian side has been tightened
World22, Apr 2019, 11:23 AM
Sri Lanka blasts: Curfew lifted, 9th bomb defused; 13 arrested
Sri Lanka saw eight blasts on Easter Sunday that killed as many as 290 people. Police defused a ninth bomb and arrested 13 people. Curfew that had been imposed indefinitely has been lifted.
World21, Apr 2019, 1:39 PM
Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll reaches 138; 400 injured
Six blasts have been reported from Sri Lanka and the death toll has touched 138. About 400 people have been injured in the attack. 200 troops have been deployed to carry out rescue operation.