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    Lanka extends emergency a month after suicide bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:08am on May 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president extended on Wednesday by a further month the state of emergency imposed immediately after the Easter Sunday Islamist bombings that killed 258...

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    Lanka DNA tests confirm Easter attacks ringleader was hotel bomber

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police Tuesday said DNA tests confirmed that the ringleader of the Easter attacks, Zahran Hashim, was one of the suicide bombers who blew...

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    Sri Lanka president vows to eliminate jihadist threat

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:59am on May 20, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels Sunday by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible...

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    Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalised mosques

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on May 18, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake...

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    Sri Lanka forces on patrol after anti-Muslim riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on May 17, 2019

    Troops and police patrolled parts of Sri Lanka on Thursday as international pressure mounted on Colombo to contain anti-Muslim riots that killed one man in...

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    Arrests, new curfews in Sri Lanka after riots

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on May 16, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police arrested over 100 suspects and reimposed night curfews in violence-prone areas Wednesday after anti-Muslim riots left one man dead and caused extensive...

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    Anti-Muslim riots turn deadly in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:29am on May 15, 2019

    A Sri Lankan province north of the capital was under indefinite curfew Tuesday after the first death in anti-Muslim riots in the wake of the...

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    Sri Lankan president vows to destroy jihadists

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:49am on May 09, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president Wednesday vowed to crush the Muslim extremist groups responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 258 people, his office said.Maithripala Sirisena...

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    Christian-Muslim clashes rock Easter attacks town in Sri Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:22am on May 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church appealed for calm and an alcohol ban Monday after clashes between Christians and Muslims in a town scarred by the...

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    Curfew in Sri Lanka city as religious tensions rise

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:00am on May 06, 2019

    Sri Lanka clamped curfews at a city outside the capital Sunday to contain religious tensions as the authorities prepared to reopen schools after Easter bombings...

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