Sri Lankan prime minister Wickremesinghe said a methodology will be devised to prevent Islamic State terrorism from raise its head again in the country by safeguarding the law and order.
By Alexandra Ulmer and Omar Rajarathnam KINIYAMA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants. The April 21 attacks, claimed by Islamic State, targeted churches and hotels, mostly in Colombo, killing more than 250 people and fuelling fears of a backlash against the island nation's minority Muslims
Sri Lanka temporarily bans social media, messaging apps after attack on mosques, Muslim shops in wake of Easter Sunday blasts
Sri Lanka has used temporary bans on social media in an attempt to curb misinformation and rumors. “Social media blocked again as a temporary measure to maintain peace in the country,” Nalaka Kaluwewa, the director general of the Department of Government Information, told Reuters on Monday.
Sri Lanka bans 'face veils': Why have Muslim items of clothing always suffered in fight against terrorism?
So deeply entrenched is our impression of equating the violent Islamism of the Islamic State to the everyday habits of followers of Islam that it skipped the attention of the world at large that Sri Lanka had become only the second ever country in Asia to enforce such a countrywide ban.
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
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
Ranil Wickremesinghe added that the two countries have been exchanging information for "some time" and that further discussions are on.
Chennai police receive call threatening to blow up Pamban sea bridge, amp up security checks on vehicles
Police said an anonymous phone call threatening to blast the Pamban bridge was received at a police office in Chennai. Following this, police, along with sniffer dogs and bomb detection squad personnel, mounted a search on both the road and rail bridges connecting Pamban and Rameswaram, they said.
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
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'
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
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.
Facebook's top video suggestion on the crisis page following Sri Lanka bombings was an Islamophobic post.
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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