Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance.
By Omar Rajarathnam and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) - After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings,..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators have dismantled a large part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, but..
U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a dinner for the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C., saying he mourned for Christians recently murdered during the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka..
The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more..
According to Reuters, the wife and daughter of the suspected mastermind of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday escaped with minor injuries from an explosion at a safe house. Mohamed Zahran..
According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has banned two Islamist groups suspected of being behind a series of bombings on Easter Sunday that claimed the..
Sri Lankan security forces have found 15 bodies, including six children, after militants linked to the Easter bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid on their house in the country's..
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Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more.. Reuters - Published
A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence.. Reuters - Published
A Muslim man was slashed to death in Sri Lanka Monday, police said after imposing a nationwide curfew to contain a violent new backlash against Easter suicide bombings. The 45-year-old man died shortly.. Firstpost - Published
One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the.. Reuters - Published
A six-hour countrywide curfew was enforced in Sri Lanka on Monday as communal violence spread to new areas in the island nation in the latest fallout from the Easter Sunday suicide bombings Firstpost - Published
Sri Lanka imposed curfew across its northwest province on Monday, a police spokesman said, after attacks on mosques and shops owned by Muslims in the worst outbreak of violence since the Easter.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were attacked in the wake.. Reuters - Published
The Sri Lankan government said on Monday it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of Easter.. Reuters - Published
Catholics in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Negombo, where churches were struck by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, have held their first Sunday morning masses since the attacks that killed more.. WorldNews - Published
Sri Lankan police on Sunday imposed curfew with immediate effect in the country’s western coastal town of Chilaw after a mosque and few shops owned by Muslims were attacked by a mob, authorities.. WorldNews - Published
Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the.. Reuters - Published