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South Africa smashes Sri Lanka’s hopes of World Cup

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis powered South Africa to a nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka on Friday, dealing a huge blow to the Asian side’s hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals. Amla (80) and captain Du Plessis (96) put on an…

Sri Lanka: Authorities suspend social media

Government Officials on Monday said; some social media networks will be temporarily blocked in Sri Lanka after messages shared online raised religious tensions that have been running high since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. A…

Sri Lanka: Catholic Church calls for calm

The head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church appealed for calm on Monday after sporadic violence between Christian and Muslims north of Colombo prompted police to impose a curfew. In the first such violence since the Easter Sunday…

Sri Lanka: Police discovers suspected terror camp

Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practised shooting and bomb-making. The walled terrain is nestled in a…

Sri Lanka: Catholic Church head rejects bullet-proof car

The head of Catholics in Sri Lanka on Tuesday rejected a government offer to use a bullet-proof vehicle after the Easter Sunday bombings on churches and hotels that left 253 dead. “A bullet-proof vehicle was sent for my use, but I…

Easter Bombing: Sri Lanka bans covering of faces

Sri Lanka has banned all kinds of clothing that cover the face and prevent identification, such as niqabs and burqas, officials said on Sunday, a week after the Easter bombings that left over 250 people dead. The ban does not directly…

Easter Bombing: Sunday masses in Sri Lanka canceled

The archbishop of Colombo says there will be no Sunday Masses until further notice after the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith made the comment during a news conference Friday in the Sri Lankan capital.…

Sri Lanka: Police chief refused to quit, shuns President

Sri Lanka’s police chief has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president’s office said on Saturday, deepening the rift at top levels of…

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down by 100

Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number. The new official figure was…

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings: ISIS claims responsibility

The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 300 people at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The group’s Amaq News Agency made the claim on Tuesday. A government official said…

Sri Lanka: Easter bombing of churches leaves 137 dead

At least 137 people were killed on Sunday when a string of bombs ripped through high-end hotels and churches as worshippers attended Easter services in Sri Lanka. Forty-five people were killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a…

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