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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to reassess security situation after receiving terror attack warning
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to reassess security situation after receiving terror attack warning

Sri Lanka cricket board said Prime Minister's Office had advised it to 'reassess the situation' after it received 'reliable information of a possible terrorist threat' against the national squad ahead of the six-match limited overs tour.

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.

Nine Sri Lankan ministers, two governors from Muslim community resign over allegations of links with group behind Easter bombings
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Nine Sri Lankan ministers, two governors from Muslim community resign over allegations of links with group behind Easter bombings

Two Muslim governors in Sri Lanka resigned Monday after thousands of people, including majority Buddhist community monks, launched a protest in the pilgrim city of Kandy, demanding their sacking

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

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi re-emerges in latest IS video to deliver message of hate; elusive terrorist a nightmare for global security apparatus
India

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi re-emerges in latest IS video to deliver message of hate; elusive terrorist a nightmare for global security apparatus

Baghdadi remains the world's most wanted man, despite the jihadists' "caliphate" imploding and shrinking significantly having given away control of eastern Syria. After declaring himself caliph in 2014, Baghdadi held sway over seven million people across swathes of Syria and Iraq, where IS implemented its brutal version of the Islamic law.

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 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.

Sri Lanka terror attack: As Islamic State bares fangs in South Asia, India needs to be wary; NIA arrests of suspected IS sympathisers worrisome
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Sri Lanka terror attack: As Islamic State bares fangs in South Asia, India needs to be wary; NIA arrests of suspected IS sympathisers worrisome

Thousands of IS fighters have dispersed from Iraq and Syria to protect themselves and are trying to return to their countries of origin, this also includes the case of IS brides like Shamima Begum, who though, aren't directly involved in inflicting violence but hold extremist views which can influence young teenagers to commit themselves to the jihadist cause.

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 blasts: Health ministry revises toll from 359 to 253, says some bodies were 'double-counted'
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Sri Lanka blasts: Health ministry revises toll from 359 to 253, says some bodies were 'double-counted'

The Sri Lanka health ministry said medical examiners had completed all autopsies by late Thursday, and had concluded that several victims killed in the series of attacks had been counted more than once.

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.