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Sri Lanka blasts: Sacked top defence official faces charges for criminal negligence over Easter bombings
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Sri Lanka blasts: Sacked top defence official faces charges for criminal negligence over Easter bombings

Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through various places in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Explosives recovered from backyard of Welipenna mosque by special task force, police
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Sri Lanka: Explosives recovered from backyard of Welipenna mosque by special task force, police

Explosives were recovered from the backyard of a mosque at Welipenna on Friday night during a joint operation carried out by the Special Task Force and the police,

Sri Lanka blasts: Sirisena denies reports on Muslims fleeing parts of country, claims request for 'face veil' ban came from community leaders
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Sri Lanka blasts: Sirisena denies reports on Muslims fleeing parts of country, claims request for 'face veil' ban came from community leaders

President Maithripala Sirisena denied reports claiming that hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo and other parts of the country in the aftermath of the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka while claiming support from Muslim community in the 'face veil' ban

Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups
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Sri Lanka blasts: Mahinda Rajapaksa says no need for India to send NSG troops, blames president, PM for inaction against terror groups

Mahinda Rajapaksa said India has been helpful after the attacks in Sri Lanka, but there is no need for the NSG to come in.

Sri Lanka bans two Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Sunday attacks; ringleader's family wounded during military raid
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Sri Lanka bans two Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Sunday attacks; ringleader's family wounded during military raid

Nearly 10,000 soldiers have been deployed across Sri Lanka to carry out searches and boost security since the bombings in three churches and four hotels, most of which were in the capital Colombo.

Sri Lanka attacks: Thankful for information provided by India, 'unfortunate' that we could not act on it, Ranil Wickremesinghe tells DD News
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Sri Lanka attacks: Thankful for information provided by India, 'unfortunate' that we could not act on it, Ranil Wickremesinghe tells DD News

Ranil Wickremesinghe added that the two countries have been exchanging information for "some time" and that further discussions are on.

Sri Lanka's defence secretary resigns over Easter attack, PM Wickremesinghe says police targeting sleeper cells
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Sri Lanka's defence secretary resigns over Easter attack, PM Wickremesinghe says police targeting sleeper cells

Facing public criticism for not acting against Islamist extremist groups in the island nation, Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said some of the suspected attackers responsible for the Easter bombings were being monitored by the country's intelligence services.

Sri Lanka terror attacks: 11 Indians dead, Colombo confirms; number of deceased foreigners rises to 36
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Sri Lanka terror attacks: 11 Indians dead, Colombo confirms; number of deceased foreigners rises to 36

The number of Indians killed in the massive Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings rose to 11 on Thursday, as one more person succumbed to injuries

Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation's Parliament meets over new Emergency regulations; experts term set of rules 'draconian'
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Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation's Parliament meets over new Emergency regulations; experts term set of rules 'draconian'

Addressing the blame game that has ensued since the day the attacks took place, MP Kumara Welgama noted that all 225 ministers should take responsibility.

Sri Lanka blasts expose flaws in organisational culture of country's security apparatus, its complacency in face of jihadist terror
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Sri Lanka blasts expose flaws in organisational culture of country's security apparatus, its complacency in face of jihadist terror

The changing nature of global terrorism, transnational organised crimes and cyber-sabotage continue to pose serious security threats to all littoral states in the Indian Ocean region.

'We should know what the world lost': Victims of Sri Lanka attacks include celebrity chef, ASOS billionaire's children, honeymooners
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'We should know what the world lost': Victims of Sri Lanka attacks include celebrity chef, ASOS billionaire's children, honeymooners

More than 350 people are now known to have died in a horrifying series of attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lankan top officials deliberately withheld intelligence information on Easter attacks, minister tells Parliament
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Sri Lankan top officials deliberately withheld intelligence information on Easter attacks, minister tells Parliament

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday

Sri Lanka blasts: President Maithripala Sirisena says he was not informed about intelligence warnings on deadly bombings
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Sri Lanka blasts: President Maithripala Sirisena says he was not informed about intelligence warnings on deadly bombings

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena said he was not informed about the intelligence warnings ahead of the blasts at churches and hotels that killed over 350 people.

SriLankan Airlines will fly out bodies of foreign nationals killed in series of explosions on Easter Sunday, says spokesperson
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SriLankan Airlines will fly out bodies of foreign nationals killed in series of explosions on Easter Sunday, says spokesperson

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll count in Sri Lanka blasts, which rose to 359, but did not give a breakdown of casualties from the three churches and four hotels hit by suicide bombers. The additional deaths were the result of the wounded dying of their injuries. At least 500 people were injured in the attacks.

Sri Lanka blasts: Toll rises to 359; Ranil Wickremesinghe says claims of Islamic State link to suicide bomb attacks being probed
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Sri Lanka blasts: Toll rises to 359; Ranil Wickremesinghe says claims of Islamic State link to suicide bomb attacks being probed

Nearly 60 people have been detained since the Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, which ripped through high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers in the capital Colombo and beyond.

Islamic State releases photos of eight attackers involved in Sri Lanka blasts, but names only seven of them
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Islamic State releases photos of eight attackers involved in Sri Lanka blasts, but names only seven of them

Hours after the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday that killed 321 people, the terror outfit released a photo of eight suicide bombers involved in the attacks

Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Islamic State fighters carried out explosions that killed 321 and injured over 500, claim security sources
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Islamic State fighters carried out explosions that killed 321 and injured over 500, claim security sources

Security sources claimed that those who carried out the attack that targeted members of the US-led coalition and Christians in Sri Lanka on 21 April are Islamic State group fighters

Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives
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Sri Lanka blasts: UN confirms at least 45 children killed in explosions; Colombo Police issues alert for van carrying explosives

Sri Lanka has named the local Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), as the chief suspect for the violence that has sparked local and international outrage.

Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj
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Sri Lanka bomb blasts updates: UN chief condemns terror attack; three Indian nationals killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Sri Lanka blasts live updates: The Kerala Chief Minister's office said that an Indian national was killed in the serial blasts that took place in Sri Lanka. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has extended assistance to the deceased's family, according to media reports.

Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'
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Sri Lanka blasts leave 207 dead: Theresa May calls attack 'appalling', Australian PM Scott Morrison terms it 'terrorist attack'

The blasts in Sri Lanka killed more than 160 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners - with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.