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Sri Lankan president resumes Cabinet meeting after threatening to boycott over separate bombings probe

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday (18) presided over a Cabinet meeting, days after he threatened to boycott it over prime minister Ranil...

Sri Lanka abusing UN law to make arrests: Rights group

Media activists on Monday (17) accused Sri Lankan police of using a UN convention on hate speech to crack down on media freedom and the country's Muslim minority. The Free Media Movement rights group...

Lanka media watchdog slams attempt to arrest noted journalist for remarks on anti-muslim riots

A media watchdog in Sri Lanka has condemned the attempt by the authorities to arrest a veteran journalist for his remarks on the anti-Muslim riots following the devastating Easter Sunday bombings that...

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia

Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on...

Sri Lanka ‘super woman’ cop guilty of child abuse

Sri Lanka's supreme court fined an award-winning woman police officer for illegally detaining and intimidating a teenage girl to frame a local politician for rape, officials said Friday. Chief Inspector Waruni Bogahawatte was...

Easter bombers on Sri Lanka payroll, say Muslim leader

The Islamic extremists behind Sri Lanka's deadly Easter bombings received funding from state intelligence services, a top Muslim leader told a parliamentary investigation. The comments...

Sri Lanka to implement UN Security Council’s measures on counter-terrorism

Sri Lanka on Wednesday (12) said it will implement the United Nations Security Council's resolution to curb terrorism and violent extremism in the country, weeks after the...

Sri Lanka lacks firm political leadership says Cardinal as he reconsecrates St Anthony’s Church

Sri Lanka's top Catholic leader on Wednesday (12) slammed the government over the Easter Sunday suicide attacks, saying the country lacked a "firm political...

Indian police raid Islamic State cell with links to Sri Lanka bombing mastermind

Indian police raided seven locations in Coimbatore on Wednesday (12) in pursuit of a suspected Islamic State cell with links to the suicide bombers...

Sri Lanka government defies Sirisena to resume parliamentary probe into Easter blasts

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday (11) began the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigation into the security lapses surrounding the Easter Sunday suicide attacks that killed 258 people including 11...