Easter Sunday

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    The aftermath of the Sri Lanka Easter attacks

    Carmen Aguilera-Carnerero | Updated at 12:00am on October 23, 2019

    ON APRIL 21, 2019 eight explosions happened all through the island of Sri Lanka almost simultaneously. The explosions specifically targeted the West via luxury hotels...

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    Sri Lanka bans protests against Shia pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:44am on September 02, 2019

    A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shia holy day, the first on the island since the...

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    Muslims rejoin Sri Lanka cabinet after Easter bombings

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:48am on July 31, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers who resigned en masse in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings have rejoined the government, officials said Tuesday, after...

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    Can Islamic terror be a diplomatic asset?

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 21, 2019

    PROLIFIC punditry on the Easter Sunday massacre in Colombo has taken a pause because investigations have reached a stage where all sides have to take...

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    Drug gangs behind Lanka Easter bombings: president

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on July 16, 2019

    International drug syndicates orchestrated Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s leader claimed Monday, despite earlier blaming the attacks on Islamists...

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    Sri Lanka’s tourism firms struggle after attacks

    Reuters . Unwatuna/Galle | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka’s most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and...

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    Police chief faces crimes against humanity charge

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:14am on July 02, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s police chief and a top defence official should be tried for ‘grave crimes against humanity’ over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed...

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    Continuing relevance of Ranil in time of elections

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    THERE are five important issues that the country faces at the present time.  They are dealing with the post-Easter Sunday bombing fallout and resulting anti-Muslim...

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    Sri Lanka extends emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on June 23, 2019

    A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka’s president Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday...

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    Lanka economy recovers in Q1 but faces slump after April bombings

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:10am on June 21, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s economy grew at its fastest pace in nearly a year from January to March, before the Easter Sunday bomb attacks on April 21...