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Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls
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Sri Lanka elections: Lauded for crushing civil war, condemned for 'war crimes', Rajapaksa clan eyes another shot at power as Gotabaya among top contenders in presidential polls

Sri Lankans voted Saturday for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China

Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'
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Sri Lanka presidential polls today: Despite 35 candidates in fray, voters face difficult task of picking 'lesser of two evils'

Even though there are 35 candidates in the fray for the Sri Lanka presidential election, the election has come down to a race between two candidates — Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings likely to be NIA's first case after amendment of Act, says MHA official
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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings likely to be NIA's first case after amendment of Act, says MHA official

The Easter Sunday bombings case in Sri Lanka is likely to be the first case for the National Investigation Agency to probe after a parliamentary amendment empowered it to investigate terror cases abroad.

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombers inspired by Islamic State, but had no direct link to terror group, claim investigators
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Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombers inspired by Islamic State, but had no direct link to terror group, claim investigators

Sri Lanka's former police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, and former secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Hemasiri Fernando, are currently facing criminal charges over their alleged negligence in failing to prevent the attack.

Three months after Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka to issue visa-on-arrival to tourists from 49 countries including India
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Three months after Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka to issue visa-on-arrival to tourists from 49 countries including India

Sri Lanka has granted approval to issue an on-arrival visa to tourists from countries, including India and China, aiming to revive its flagging tourism sector after the deadly Easter bombings.

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.

Coast Guard deploys surveillance ships around Lakshadweep; Kerala coast on alert after intel says Islamic State boats en route from Sri Lanka
India

Coast Guard deploys surveillance ships around Lakshadweep; Kerala coast on alert after intel says Islamic State boats en route from Sri Lanka

After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.

Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death after Easter suicide bombings; country-wide curfew imposed
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Sri Lanka's anti-Muslim riots claim first death after Easter suicide bombings; country-wide curfew imposed

A Muslim man was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during anti-Muslim rioting which began Sunday in the area, a police official told AFP.

Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region
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Arrest of Saudi-educated scholar in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern region

Two Muslim community sources in Kattankudy told Reuters his hardline views were partly shaped by ultra-conservative Salafi-Wahhabi texts that he picked up at the Centre for Islamic Guidance’s library around 2 to 3 years ago.

BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers
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BJP's use of Sri Lanka suicide blasts to send out anti-terror message, win over Kerala's Christian voters has few takers

After using the Sabarimala temple issue for a Hindu consolidation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have grabbed the topic of Sri Lankan suicide bomb attacks in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday to make inroads into the Christian community in the southern state of Kerala

Sri Lanka blasts: Maithripala Sirisena admits to 'weakness' in nation's intel, says 'heads of security divisions failed to inform him'
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Sri Lanka blasts: Maithripala Sirisena admits to 'weakness' in nation's intel, says 'heads of security divisions failed to inform him'

Sirisena spoke hours after an interim report was submitted by a committee his office formed to examine why Sri Lankan security forces did not heed Indian intelligence information ahead of the attacks that killed more than 250 people.

Bombed St Anthony's church in Sri Lanka partially opens amid tight security; pilgrims to be allowed inside only for 12 hours
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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 still faces Islamic State threat, says Ranil Wickremesinghe; St Anthony’s Shrine partially opened for worship
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Sri Lanka still faces Islamic State threat, says Ranil Wickremesinghe; St Anthony’s Shrine partially opened for worship

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said that authorities have arrested or killed all the militants responsible for the deadly Easter blasts, but warned that the country still faces the threat of IS terror attacks

Two weeks after Easter Sunday bomb blasts, schools re-open in Sri Lanka; special circular issued to ensure security at institutions
India

Two weeks after Easter Sunday bomb blasts, schools re-open in Sri Lanka; special circular issued to ensure security at institutions

Schools in Sri Lanka resumed classes on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms, two weeks after the devastating Easter Sunday bombings

Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms to 'prevent spread of false information', day after Sinhalese-Muslim clashes
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Sri Lanka blocks social media platforms to 'prevent spread of false information', day after Sinhalese-Muslim clashes

After the Easter Sunday attacks, the Sri Lankan authorities had imposed restrictions on social media platforms but lifted them on 30 April

Delhi-based Reuters photojournalist arrested by Sri Lanka police for 'unauthorised entry' into school in Negombo city
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Delhi-based Reuters photojournalist arrested by Sri Lanka police for 'unauthorised entry' into school in Negombo city

Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi, was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities

Sri Lanka 'face veil' ban designed to distract people from govt's failures, reaffirms structural oppression of Muslim women
India

Sri Lanka 'face veil' ban designed to distract people from govt's failures, reaffirms structural oppression of Muslim women

In just over a week since Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, the meaning of hijab is changing in the island nation; Maithripala Sirisena govt's ban on 'face veil' reaffirms the structural oppression of Muslim women

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.

Islamic State's 'caliph' is alive, but killing him won't change much; such groups thrive when societies fail to mediate conflicts
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Islamic State's 'caliph' is alive, but killing him won't change much; such groups thrive when societies fail to mediate conflicts

Islamic State's caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s message will give hope to jihadists in many parts of the world, but it’s important to remember that IS has sustained itself, and expanded in new regions without hearing from him

Sri Lanka blasts: NIA arrest of Kerala youth 'inspired' by NTJ chief raises no eyebrows as terrorist recruiters find fertile ground
India

Sri Lanka blasts: NIA arrest of Kerala youth 'inspired' by NTJ chief raises no eyebrows as terrorist recruiters find fertile ground

National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids at the homes of three people in Kerala following a Sri Lankan government statement that the mastermind behind the Easter blasts had links to south India have not raised any eyebrows in the state.