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Sri Lanka: Island country in South Asia
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.

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Sri Lanka blasts: Toll rises to 359; Ranil Wickremesinghe says claims of Islamic State link to suicide bomb attacks being probed

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

More detentions as death toll in Sri Lanka attacks rises to 359

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

Videos for Sri Lanka

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings [Video]Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Bombings

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Jeremy Hunt calls for unity following 'vile' Sri Lanka terror attacks [Video]Jeremy Hunt calls for unity following 'vile' Sri Lanka terror attacks

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls for unity between religions following the atrocities in Sri Lanka, where at least 321 people have died.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:22Published

House of Commons holds a minute's silence for Sri Lanka attack victims [Video]House of Commons holds a minute's silence for Sri Lanka attack victims

MPs observed a minute's silence in memory of those killed in the Sri Lanka terror attacks.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published

Suspected Sri Lanka church bomber seen on CCTV [Video]Suspected Sri Lanka church bomber seen on CCTV

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

FBI Assisting Sri Lanka With Investigation Into Bomb Attacks [Video]FBI Assisting Sri Lanka With Investigation Into Bomb Attacks

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Sri Lanka holds mass funerals on day of mourning [Video]Sri Lanka holds mass funerals on day of mourning

Some people believe the bomber had lived and was often seen in the vicinity of the St Sebastian Church months before the attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Eight Britons Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks [Video]Eight Britons Killed In Sri Lanka Attacks

According to Reuters, the UK’s High Commission in Colombo said on Monday that Eight British citizens were among the 290 people killed in bomb attacks on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. Ben..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sri Lankan Bombings Believed To Be Revenge For New Zealand Mosque Killings [Video]Sri Lankan Bombings Believed To Be Revenge For New Zealand Mosque Killings

According to Reuters, a Sri Lankan official has issued a statement saying the devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand. The Islamic State has..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Islamic State Claims Sri Lankan Bombings [Video]Islamic State Claims Sri Lankan Bombings

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts [Video]Father remembers young son killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Alex Arrow, the father of fifth-grade Washington, D.C. student Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa who was killed in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks, says his son had a brilliant mind and "was going to do great..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Families of Sri Lanka blast victims gather for memorial in Negombo [Video]Families of Sri Lanka blast victims gather for memorial in Negombo

A memorial service was held on Tuesday (April 23) in the courtyard of one of the churches in Sri Lanka targeted by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Suspected suicide bomber in Sri Lanka caught on camera [Video]Suspected suicide bomber in Sri Lanka caught on camera

Surveillance footage shows a suspected bomber carrying a heavy backpack and walking into St. Sebastian's Church ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

Sri Lanka Attacks: What We Know So Far [Video]Sri Lanka Attacks: What We Know So Far

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..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 03:08Published

Video Shows Backpack-Wearing Sri Lanka Suicide Bombing Suspect Walking Into Easter Service [Video]Video Shows Backpack-Wearing Sri Lanka Suicide Bombing Suspect Walking Into Easter Service

Security footage from a church in Sri Lanka shows a backpack-wearing man, suspected of killing 110 people in a suicide bombing, entering the building moments before the explosion. Footage from St...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sri Lanka Death Toll Reaches 300 [Video]Sri Lanka Death Toll Reaches 300

At least 300 people are dead and dozens more were injured after a series of explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Churches were bombed as worshippers attended Easter Sunday service. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Video shows suspected suicde bomber entering Sri Lankan church [Video]Video shows suspected suicde bomber entering Sri Lankan church

Footage has emerged showing a suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's church in Negombo. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

CCTV shows suspect moments before Sri Lankan church blast [Video]CCTV shows suspect moments before Sri Lankan church blast

CCTV showing one of the suspected suicide bombers entering a St. Sebastian church in Negombo, Sri Lanka moments before a deadly blast.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

Mass funeral held for attack victims in Sri Lanka [Video]Mass funeral held for attack victims in Sri Lanka

Funeral prayers were held at St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday ahead of a mass burial for the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks [Video]Sri Lanka imposes emergency after deadly attacks

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:22Published

British mother and her two children killed in Sri Lanka terror blasts [Video]British mother and her two children killed in Sri Lanka terror blasts

British woman Anita Nicholson and her two children have been confirmed dead in the wave of terror attacks that hit Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy [Video]Deadly Attacks In Sri Lanka Spell Trouble For Tourism Economy

According to CNN Business, the series of deadly attacks in Sri Lanka over the weekend could damage Asia's fragile economies. The bombs that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Sri Lanka suspects NTJ and its link to 'international network' [Video]Sri Lanka suspects NTJ and its link to 'international network'

Minister points the finger at a little-known Muslim organisation as security analysts suggest international ties.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Sri Lanka Attacks Likely the Work of Islamist Militants [Video]Sri Lanka Attacks Likely the Work of Islamist Militants

According to Reuters, experts on Monday have said that coordinated Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka had the hallmarks of militant groups Islamic State or al Qaeda. No group..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Sri Lanka PM Not Alerted to Warning of Attack Because of Feud [Video]Sri Lanka PM Not Alerted to Warning of Attack Because of Feud

According to Reuters, a rift between Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister came under scrutiny on Monday a day after a series of deadly bomb blasts, with questions over how the government handled..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

 

Sri Lanka police carry out controlled explosion near Colombo cinema

Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious motorscooter parked near the popular Savoy cinema in the capital Colombo.
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Sri Lanka Easter bombings rises to 359

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

Fear consumes Sri Lankan blast survivor after scenes from hell

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

Sri Lanka attacks: How one churchgoer saved lives

sri lanka attacks: how one churchgoer saved lives
A teacher describes how her husband apprehended an alleged bomber.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand has 'not yet seen' intel linking Sri Lanka blasts to Christchurch attacks, says Jacinda Ardern's office

New Zealand has not yet seen any intelligence reports linking the bombings in Sri Lanka to the mosque attacks in Christchurch, Jacinda Ardern's office said.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka attacks: Government vows to overhaul state security

sri lanka attacks: government vows to overhaul state security
The government says IS may be behind the attacks but that threat reports had not been shared.
BBC News - Published

Exclusive: Sri Lanka was warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

By Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal, Joe Brock and Sanjeev Miglani
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

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

Indian embassy was target too: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

President Maithripala Sirisena says that 11 Indians were among the 321 killed, and eight of the dead are from Karnataka, one from Hyderabad and one is yet to be identified
DNA - Published

IMF: Initial Sri Lanka market pressures seem contained, tourism action needed

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

Victims in Sri Lanka bombings laid to rest

Victims of the mass murder were laid to rest Tuesday, with one funeral procession following another all day
CBS News - Published

IMF says initial market pressures on Sri Lanka appear contained

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

Sydney interfaith vigil remembers Sri Lanka terror victims

An interfaith vigil was held for the victims of the Sri Lankan bombings in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown.
SBS - Published

Sri Lanka, Supreme Court, Lizzo: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
NYTimes.com - Published

Felons, plastic surgery and 13 women dead

From Sri Lanka attacks to deaths at plastic surgery centers, here's Tuesday's top news.
USATODAY.com - Published

ISIS suspect gave advance warning of Sri Lanka bombings, source says

isis suspect gave advance warning of sri lanka bombings, source says
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

Sri Lankan president says to change heads of defense forces following deadly attacks

sri lankan president says to change heads of defense forces following deadly attacks
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 claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress

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

Sri Lanka attacks: Volunteers' small acts of kindness for mourners

sri lanka attacks: volunteers' small acts of kindness for mourners
Volunteers provide water, food and support to those mourning the bombing in Negombo, Sri Lanka.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka terror attack: Video shows suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's Church carrying large backpack

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

Sri Lankans mourn and pray as they bury their dead from suicide bomb attacks

Sri Lankans mourn and pray as they bury their dead from suicide bomb attacks
USATODAY.com - Published

Sri Lanka blasts: Watch suspected suicide bomber entering St. Sebastion's church in Negombo

In the CCTV footage, the suspected bomber can be carrying a backpack as he enters the church on Easter Sunday.
DNA - Published

Islamic State releases photos of eight attackers involved in Sri Lanka blasts, but names only seven of them

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

Sri Lanka attacks: IS 'may be linked', government says

sri lanka attacks: is 'may be linked', government says
The Sri Lankan prime minister says the people responsible may be linked to the militant group.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka blasts: 2 more JDS workers confirmed dead

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 to change defense heads after attacks

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

Mass funerals begin after deadly Sri Lanka attacks

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)
USATODAY.com - Published

Sri Lanka attacks: British brother and sister among victims

sri lanka attacks: british brother and sister among victims
Students Daniel and Amelie Linsey were among eight Britons killed in Sunday's bombings.
BBC News - Published

AP Top Stories April 23 A

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

Sri Lanka blasts: Two Colombo suicide bombers identified as millionaire businessman's sons, say intel sources

The brothers are believed to have entered the hotels' breakfast buffets carrying identical explosives-packed bags.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka tragedy: Father of 11-year-old U.S. victim grieves for 'what the world lost'

"The terrorists didn’t know who they were killing. But we should know what the world lost," Alex Arrow said about the death of his son.
USATODAY.com - Published

National day of mourning in Sri Lanka

The death toll in the Sri Lanka attacks on Easter Sunday has climbed to at least 321. CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports from Negombo with new details.
CBS News - Published

FBI assisting Sri Lanka authorities with probe of bomb attacks: FBI

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

#SriLanka: Taking a closer look at the tragedy that rocked the Sri Lankan capital on Easter

Here's What We Know So Far About the Decade's Worst Terror Attack
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka PM believes attacks had Islamic State links

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

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