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NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links between Indian citizens, perpetrators of Sri Lanka attacks
India

NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links between Indian citizens, perpetrators of Sri Lanka attacks

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) Wednesday carried out searches at various places, following reports that some people are in touch with those involved in the Easter day church blasts in Sri Lanka

Bangladesh cricket officials monitoring security in Sri Lanka ahead of planned July tour
First Cricket News

Bangladesh cricket officials monitoring security in Sri Lanka ahead of planned July tour

Bangladesh's players and officials came within 50 metres (yards) of the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch in March before a suspected white supremacist began indiscriminately shooting Muslim worshippers

Bombed St Anthony's church in Sri Lanka partially opens amid tight security; pilgrims to be allowed inside only for 12 hours
World

Bombed St Anthony's church in Sri Lanka partially opens amid tight security; pilgrims to be allowed inside only for 12 hours

Sri Lanka's St Anthony's church partially opened for worship on Tuesday even as security forces were rebuilding a shrine inside following the Easter suicide bombing.

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

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,

Kerala police seize car sporting Osama bin Laden sticker in Kollam, central intelligence agencies investigating incident too
India

Kerala police seize car sporting Osama bin Laden sticker in Kollam, central intelligence agencies investigating incident too

Police in Kerala's Kollam seized a car with a sticker of Osama bin Laden's face visible on its rear. Iravipuram Police said that the car is registered in West Bengal.

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

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

Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal
India

Shiv Sena calls for burqa ban in India for 'national security', says after 'Ravan's Lanka', 'Ram's Ayodhya' should make veils illegal

The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna has sought a ban on wearing burqa in India citing the example of Sri Lanka where all types of face veils were banned by the government following the Easter Sunday terror attack.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media imposed after Easter Sunday bombings
News & Analysis

Sri Lanka lifts ban on social media imposed after Easter Sunday bombings

The ban on social media platforms had been applied in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.

Islamic State chief appears in propaganda video for first time in five years, refers to Sri Lanka blasts and fight for Baghouz
World

Islamic State chief appears in propaganda video for first time in five years, refers to Sri Lanka blasts and fight for Baghouz

The Islamic State group's elusive chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has purportedly appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released on Monday by the jihadist organisation.

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

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 attacks: Father, two brothers of suicide bombings' mastermind killed in Kalmunai raids, say relative, police sources
India

Sri Lanka attacks: Father, two brothers of suicide bombings' mastermind killed in Kalmunai raids, say relative, police sources

The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday.

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

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: At least 16 killed as police raid suspected bomber hideout in Kalmunai, Sammanthurai; seven arrested
World

Sri Lanka: At least 16 killed as police raid suspected bomber hideout in Kalmunai, Sammanthurai; seven arrested

A joint operation to hunt down the terrorists behind the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka turned into a fierce gunfight between the raid party and the suspects when a terrorist safe house was raided in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Kalmunai.

Sri Lanka blasts: 6 children among 15 killed after suicide bombers set off explosives during raids in Sammanthurai at suspected IS hideout
World

Sri Lanka blasts: 6 children among 15 killed after suicide bombers set off explosives during raids in Sammanthurai at suspected IS hideout

At least 15 people, including six children, were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up when cornered by security forces in eastern Sri Lanka, police said on Saturday.

Joining foreign 'armed uprising' not against law in Sri Lanka, says PM, claims govt knew about nationals who returned from Syria
World

Joining foreign 'armed uprising' not against law in Sri Lanka, says PM, claims govt knew about nationals who returned from Syria

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the government had known that Sri Lanka nationals who had joined the Islamic State had returned to the country, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organisation is not against the law.

Maithripala Sirisena admits Sri Lanka govt is 'responsible' for Easter Sunday attacks due to lapses in communicating intel inputs
World

Maithripala Sirisena admits Sri Lanka govt is 'responsible' for Easter Sunday attacks due to lapses in communicating intel inputs

Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena on Friday appealed to the island nation not to view its minority Muslim community as terrorists in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks that officials say was carried out by a local Muslim extremist group.

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

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

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
World

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.