Sri Lanka Attacks

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Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle

28 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka blasts: Brothers, father of mastermind killed in gunbattle

Sri Lankan police succeeded in eliminating the kin of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of Sunday Easter attacks, reports claimed on Sunday.

Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

27 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka: 15 killed as suicide-bombers blow themselves during shootout

Six children and three women were among 15 people killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up during a shootout with security forces in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, police said.

US raises level of travel warning for Sri Lanka

27 Apr 2019

US raises level of travel warning for Sri Lanka

The US State Department yesterday raised the level of its travel warning for Sri Lanka, urging its citizens to reconsider visiting the island in the wake of a devastating series of suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

26 Apr 2019

Joining foreign terror outfit not against Sri Lankan law: PM

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government knew that Sri Lankan nationals who joined the Islamic State had returned, but they could not be arrested as joining a foreign terrorist organization is not against the law in the island nation.

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

23 Apr 2019

#SriLankaBlasts: ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) terror outfit on Tuesday has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people.

Death toll rises to 310, Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence

23 Apr 2019

Death toll rises to 310, Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence

Sri Lanka observed a nationwide three-minute silence today to pay homage to more than 300 people killed in the gruesome Easter Sunday bombings, the country's worst terror attack blamed on a local previously little-known Islamist outfit.

Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at bus stand

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at bus stand

A day after eight serial blasts ripped apart Sri Lanka, the police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in capital Colombo on Monday.