Easter Sunday

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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...

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    Lanka cardinal’s prayer and the politicians’ response

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    CARDINAL Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s...

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    Saudi Arabia repatriates 5 Sri Lankans

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:55am on June 15, 2019

    Five Sri Lankans wanted in connection with the Easter bombings that killed 258 people were arrested in Saudi Arabia and repatriated Friday, police said. Correcting...

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    Easter bombers on Sri Lanka payroll: Muslim leader

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:11pm on June 12, 2019

    The Islamic extremists behind Sri Lanka’s deadly Easter bombings received funding from state intelligence services, a top Muslim leader told a parliamentary investigation.The comments by...

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    Sri Lanka MPs defy president to resume Easter attack probe

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:35am on June 12, 2019

    Sri Lanka’s parliament Tuesday defied president Maithripala Sirisena and resumed an investigation into security lapses surrounding the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people...

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    Safeguarding Lanka from recurrence of bombing

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 11, 2019

    SRI LANKA is still trying to emerge out of its three-decade ethnic war that ended in 2009. Unfortunately, the Easter Sunday bombings linked to the...