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Sri Lanka’s Economic Collapse Needs Immediate Global Attention: UN Experts

Sri Lanka’s Economic Collapse Needs Immediate Global Attention: UN Experts

The experts noted that this crisis has had a serious impact on the enjoyment of human rights for the entire population

21 July 2022
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09 August 2019

In Surprise Move, Sri Lanka Extends Emergency By Another Month

In late May, President Sirisena told diplomats -- from Australia, Canada, Japan, the US and European states -- the security situation was '99 per cent back to...

NIA Continues Searches For Second Day In ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu Module Case

NIA Continues Searches For Second Day In ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu Module Case

After carrying out searches at seven locations in the city on Wednesday, the NIA had detained six people for questioning and arrested prime accused Mohammed...

13 June 2019

Sri Lanka, Pulwama Attack Made India Determined To Strengthen Cooperation for Sustainable Security: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India is open to ideas on how we can make the work of Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), which specifically...

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18 May 2019
India Offers Sri Lanka Full Support In Dealing With Threat Of 'Jihadi Terrorism'

India Offers Sri Lanka Full Support In Dealing With Threat Of 'Jihadi Terrorism'

Indian authorities shared intelligence with Sri Lanka before the serial blasts rocked the neighbouring country. However, Sri Lankan authorities failed to act...


14 May 2019
One Killed In Communal Riots In Sri Lanka Despite Nationwide Curfew

One Killed In Communal Riots In Sri Lanka Despite Nationwide Curfew

The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during anti-Muslim rioting which began Sunday.


07 May 2019
Two Key Members Of Terror Group Behind Easter Bombings Are Abroad: Police Official

Two Key Members Of Terror Group Behind Easter Bombings Are Abroad: Police Official

Efforts are on at the diplomatic level to get the two prominent members of the National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ), which carried out the Easter Sunday suicide...


05 May 2019
Sri Lanka Expels 600 Foreign Nationals Including 200 Islamic Clerics After Easter Bombings

Sri Lanka Expels 600 Foreign Nationals Including 200 Islamic Clerics After Easter Bombings

"Considering the current situation in the country, we have reviewed the visas system and took a decision to tighten visa restrictions for religious teachers,"...


03 May 2019
Sister Of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Arrested; Assets Of Bombers To Be Confiscated

Sister Of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Arrested; Assets Of Bombers To Be Confiscated

Mohammed Zahran, the leader of the now banned, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), was responsible for the Easter Sunday bombing at the luxury hotel,...


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03 May 2019
India-Based Photojournalist Arrested In Sri Lanka For Trespassing

India-Based Photojournalist Arrested In Sri Lanka For Trespassing

Siddiqui Ahamad Danish was arrested on the charges of unauthorised entry and was later remanded by the Negombo magistrate till May 15.


01 May 2019
'Leave My Country Alone', Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State

'Leave My Country Alone', Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State

Sirisena said authorities were aware of “a small group” of Sri Lankans who had travelled abroad to receive training from Islamic State over the past...


01 May 2019
Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV Banned By Cable Operators In Sri Lanka

Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV Banned By Cable Operators In Sri Lanka

Investigations have revealed that Saharan Hashim, the main suspect in the serial blasts in Sri Lanka, used to follow the preaching of Naik. The April 21 Easter...


01 May 2019
Two Indian Nationals Arrested In Sri Lanka For Not Having Valid Visa

Two Indian Nationals Arrested In Sri Lanka For Not Having Valid Visa

The others arrested for the crime, include ten Nigerians, an Iraqi, and a Thai national staying in different parts of the Lankan capital.


01 May 2019
People Wearing Face-Masks Or Burqas Could Pose A Threat To National Security, Says Shiv Sena

People Wearing Face-Masks Or Burqas Could Pose A Threat To National Security, Says Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena alleged that many Muslims have not understood the true meaning of their religion (Islam), and have confused it with traditions and customs like...


30 April 2019
Sri Lanka Blasts: US Warns Of More Attacks By Active Members Of Terror Group Still At Large

Sri Lanka Blasts: US Warns Of More Attacks By Active Members Of Terror Group Still At Large

The US Embassy in Colombo has said that at the request of the Sri Lankan Government, US security experts were working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on...


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30 April 2019
Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Police Arrest Three Suspects, Seize Van

Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Police Arrest Three Suspects, Seize Van

Powerful blasts ripped through three churches and as many luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, killing 253 people and injuring more than 500 others.


30 April 2019
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Assures Hoteliers Financial Aid, Reviving Tourism

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Assures Hoteliers Financial Aid, Reviving Tourism

President Sirisena acknowledged during his meeting on Monday with the country's hoteliers, that the tourism and hotel industries were worst hit after the...


30 April 2019
Kerala Man, A Follower Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind, Planned To Launch Suicide Attack: NIA

Kerala Man, A Follower Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind, Planned To Launch Suicide Attack: NIA

The accused, 29, has reportedly confessed to have been inspired by Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind behind last Sunday's suicide bombings in Sri Lanka in...


30 April 2019
Sri Lanka Bomb Suspect's Sister Says 18 Relatives Feared Dead Since Easter Sunday Attacks

Sri Lanka Bomb Suspect's Sister Says 18 Relatives Feared Dead Since Easter Sunday Attacks

Mohamed Hashim Mathaniya, the sister of Mohamed Zahran Hashim, the man Sri Lankan authorities believe was one of the leaders of the attacks, said she...


29 April 2019
Face Veil Ban Takes Effect In Sri Lanka Under New Regulation After Easter Bombings

Face Veil Ban Takes Effect In Sri Lanka Under New Regulation After Easter Bombings

The new regulation banning any form of face covering was announced a week after the coordinated blasts hit three churches and three luxury hotels, killing over...


29 April 2019
Sri Lanka President Suspends Defiant Police Chief Over Blasts, Appoints Replacement

Sri Lanka President Suspends Defiant Police Chief Over Blasts, Appoints Replacement

Jayasundara has refused to heed Sirisena's call to resign following the April 21 coordinated suicide blasts on three churches and three luxury hotels.


28 April 2019
Sri Lanka Raids: ISIS Claims Three Militants Killed In Encounter With Security Forces

Sri Lanka Raids: ISIS Claims Three Militants Killed In Encounter With Security Forces

In a statement published early Sunday through its propaganda 'Amaq' news agency, the ISIS said that it gave their noms du guerre as Abu Hammad, Abu Sufyan and...


27 April 2019
‘Avoid Non-Essential Travel To Sri Lanka’: India Issues Advisory To Citizens

‘Avoid Non-Essential Travel To Sri Lanka’: India Issues Advisory To Citizens

The Sri Lankan government has beefed up the security in the country post the deadly bombings that claimed more than 250 lives. A nation-wide emergency...


27 April 2019
US Advises Citizens To Reconsider Travel To Sri Lanka After Terror Attacks

US Advises Citizens To Reconsider Travel To Sri Lanka After Terror Attacks

The United States Department raised the travel risk to Level 3 in a travel advisory issued Friday.


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