Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.
Nearly 60 people have been detained since the Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, which ripped through high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers in the capital Colombo and beyond. Firstpost - Published
Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group, as the death toll climbed.. Reuters - Published
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that claimed the lives of 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for..
Sri Lankan local broadcasters have shown surveillance footage of a suspected bomber carrying a heavy backpack and walking on the street before heading into St. Sebastian Church, one of seven locations..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the US law enforcement agency said that the FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation of the deadly bomb attacks..
According to Reuters, Islamic state has claimed responsibility for the series of coordinated attacks that ripped through Sri Lanka over the weekend. The suicide bombings killed 321 people and injured..
At least 290 people were killed and 500 more injured after a series of bombings at churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. World leaders have condemned the coordinated attacks, and the..
The toll in a series of suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, police said Wednesday, adding that 18 suspects were arrested during overnight.. France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Ab Nirmala had just recounted how a day earlier she had found her daughter alive amid the body parts and bloody corpses strewn across the nave of St Anthony's Church, when a car exploded outside her.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation.. Reuters - Published
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bomb attacks but decisive policy and security.. Reuters - Published
The International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday that initial financial market pressures on Sri Lanka seem to have been contained following "horrific" Easter Sunday bombing attacks on churches and.. Reuters - Published
Colombo, Sri Lanka (CNN)Early warnings from India's intelligence services to Sri Lankan officials ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings were based on information gleaned from an ISIS suspect, CNN has.. WorldNews - Published
COLOMBO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that he expects to change the heads of the defense forces within the next 24 hours following... WorldNews - Published
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand. Reuters - Published
CCTV footage of one of the seven suicide bombers in Sri Lanka patting a young girl's head seconds before he enters a crowded church where a powerful blast killed nearly 100 worshippers on Easter Sunday Firstpost - Published
Hours after the Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday that killed 321 people, the terror outfit released a photo of eight suicide bombers involved in the.. Firstpost - Published
The High Commission of India in Colombo tweeted confirming the death of two more persons, pushing up to 10 the number of victims from Karnataka, including eight JDS workers on a holiday after a.. DNA - Published
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said he expects to change the heads of the country's defense forces within a day following their failure to prevent suicide bombs that killed over.. Reuters - Published
As Sri Lanka's leaders wrangled with the implications of an apparent militant attack and massive intelligence failure, security was heightened Tuesday for a national day of mourning. (April 23)
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Here's the latest for Monday, April 23nd: Court to hear arguments over census citizenship question; Mass funerals held for Sri Lanka attack victims; Nkorea confirms meeting with Russia and Trump to.. USATODAY.com - Published
The FBI is assisting Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation of the bomb attacks over the Easter weekend on three churches and four hotels, a spokeswoman for the U.S. law enforcement agency.. Reuters - Published
Sri Lanka's prime minister said on Tuesday said he believed the Easter day attacks had links to Islamic State, after the militant group claimed responsibility for the bombings in which more than 300.. Reuters - Published