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    SL Christians afraid to attend church after blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    Members of Sri Lanka’s Christian minority have been left afraid to go to church after deadly attacks that hit Easter services, killing nearly 300 and...

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    Sri Lanka government says local Islamist group behind blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 04:16pm on April 22, 2019

    The Sri Lankan government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that...

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    Islamists blamed as SL blasts kill 290

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on April 23, 2019

    Sri Lanka said Monday it believed a local Islamist extremist group was behind deadly suicide bomb blasts that killed nearly 300 people, as it ordered...

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    Sri Lanka bomber queued at hotel buffet then unleashed devastation

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:41pm on April 21, 2019

    The suicide bomber waited patiently in a queue for the Easter Sunday breakfast buffet at Sri Lanka's Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off...

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    Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 207

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:48am on April 21, 2019

    A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least...

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    Sri Lanka dump Chandimal amid mass World Cup clearout

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 06:31pm on April 18, 2019

    Sri Lanka on Thursday dumped established stars including former captain Dinesh Chandimal from their one-day team in a mass clear-out for...

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    Sri Lanka raises $2.4b as IMF extends bailout

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    Sri Lanka has raised $2.4 billion as it returned to the international bond market for the first time since a political crisis triggered rating downgrades,...

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    Lanka U-turns on war crimes probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:13am on March 07, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s president went back Wednesday on pledges to the UN Human Rights Council to investigate war-time atrocities, saying he did not want to ‘re-open...

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    Sri Lanka savours ‘unthinkable’ victory

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on February 25, 2019

    Sri Lankan politicians, cricket legends and newspaper were gushing praise Sunday after the national team’s ‘unthinkable’ series triumph against South Africa.The depleted Sri Lankan side...

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    Sri Lanka seizes 300 kilos of heroin

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:28pm on February 24, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police seized nearly 300 kilograms of heroin worth $17 million, the island’s biggest haul of the narcotic, and arrested two people, spokesman...

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