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Sirisena defends his capital punishment order citing Trump's similar views

Sirisena in June signed the death warrants to hang four drug convicts, ending a four-decade-long moratorium on the capital punishment.

03 Aug 2019 7:08 PM

Easter Day attacks endanger Sri Lanka economic recovery

They have devastated Sri Lanka's vital tourism industry, source of jobs for many, and are hindering foreign investment.

30 Jul 2019 3:37 PM

Parts of illegal waste sent from UK offloaded to India, Dubai: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's pushback comes as Indonesia and the Philippines also returned shipments of foreign rubbish to their ports of origin.

27 Jul 2019 1:07 PM

Lankan Easter attacks inspired from Jihadi group, no IS link: Investigator

President Maithripala Sirisena has said the attacks were the work of international drug dealers to sabotage his anti-narcotics drive.

25 Jul 2019 3:32 PM

Attackers of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings were inspired by ISIS

NTJ leader Zahran Hashim made a video with fellow NTJ members pledging allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.

25 Jul 2019 8:58 AM

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Lanka includes India, China in free visa on arrival that stopped after terror attacks

Tourism industry officials said there have seen 70 per cent cancellations of prior bookings after the attacks.

24 Jul 2019 3:51 PM

New laws will be introduced to prevent terrorism: Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

The Islamic State group also claimed responsibility for the attacks.

22 Jul 2019 4:05 PM

Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary committee to probe Easter attacks

PM said that the government hopes to adopt laws to curb terrorism while looking forward to working with international agencies as well.

13 Jul 2019 4:00 PM

Alerted by India, Lankan coast guard intercepts boats carrying drugs from Pak

According to Indian intelligence agencies, this drug business is a major source of income for ISI and they use this in terror funding.

11 Jul 2019 9:44 AM

Post easter attacks, Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka sharply declined in June, dealing a severe blow to the tourism industry.

10 Jul 2019 6:36 PM

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10 fundamental rights petitions filed in Sri Lankan SC against death penalty

The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.

01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM

4 TN fishermen seriously injured after SL navy attacks them

They were part of a group of 1,200 fishermen, who had put out to sea in 150 boats from Pudukottai on Saturday.

30 Jun 2019 3:14 PM

Foreign currency worth Rs 99.5 lakh seized at Anna International Airport

‘As he was giving evasive replies his personal search and as well as search of his hand baggage-a black backpack was carried out,’ AIU said.

25 Jun 2019 4:49 PM

Sri Lankan Buddhist monk calls for stoning on Muslims after Easter bombings

Monk Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero says Muslims should be stoned amid unverified reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.

24 Jun 2019 3:36 PM

In surprise move, Sri Lanka extends emergency for another month

The emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.

22 Jun 2019 11:05 AM

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Sri Lankan police officials to face criminal charges for Easter Sunday Attacks

India had issued warning to Sri Lanka in April about the possibility of attacks at various locations, including the Indian High Commission.

21 Jun 2019 3:53 PM

India, Sri Lanka under threat from ISIS' new strategy: Intel report

Senior officials said Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kashmir are the most vulnerable states to the ISIS influence in the country.

20 Jun 2019 12:14 PM

Two sulking Muslim ministers in Sri Lanka return to government fold

Muslim Cabinet minister and two provincial governors were accused of having sponsored National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) blamed for attacks.

19 Jun 2019 3:33 PM

Five suspects of Easter Sunday attacks repatriated from the UAE

Suspects also include Mohamed Milhan, prominent member of banned terror outfit National Thawheed Jamath, responsible for the attacks.

14 Jun 2019 1:09 PM

Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo to reopen on Wednesday after deadly Easter attacks

While the other two hotels reopened in recent weeks, most of the sections of the Shangri-La Hotel remained closed.

11 Jun 2019 3:54 PM

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