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Sri Lanka blames Islamists for Easter attacks as death toll hits 290

Sri Lanka said on Monday (22) that it believed a local Islamist extremist group was behind deadly suicide bomb blasts that killed nearly 300...

Sri Lanka falls silent for victims of Islamist attack

Sri Lanka began a day of national mourning on Tuesday (23) with three minutes of silence to honour more than 300 people killed in...

Sri Lanka police find 87 bomb detonators at bus station – spokesman

Sri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in the capital, Colombo, on Monday (22), a spokesman said, a day...

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

Sri Lankan police detained a Syrian among 40 people being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, government and military sources...

British firm owner loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

OWNER of the British firm, Asos Plc, Anders Holch Povlsen has lost his three of the four children in the deadly Easter Sunday (21)...

Sri Lanka authorities were warned two weeks before attacks

Authorities were warned two weeks before the Easter Sunday attacks, a cabinet spokesperson said on Monday (22). The death toll from the deadly attacks has...

Celebrities around the world condemn Sri Lanka blasts; call for swift action, peace

Calling for swift action from authorities and an appeal for peace, celebrities from around the world such as Jacqueline Fernandez, Mindy Kaling, Shekhar Kapur and Ali Zafar condemned a...

Sri Lanka attacks death toll rises to 290, about 500 wounded: Police

The death toll from attacks on churches and luxury hotels across Sri Lanka rose significantly to 290, and about 500 people were also wounded,...

Five Britons among those killed in Sri Lanka attacks – PA

Three Britons and two individuals holding joint United States and British citizenship were among more than 200 people killed in the Easter Sunday attacks...

Curfew lifted a day after Sri Lanka rocked with multiple blasts

Sri Lanka on Monday (22) lifted the curfew which was indefinitely imposed after the island nation was rocked with eight blasts targeting churches and hotels that killed...