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World Nov 17Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory Sunday in the nation’s presidential election.
World Apr 30Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts
President Maithripala Sirisena ended the blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites, but asked the public to "act in a responsible manner" on social media, according to a government statement.
World Apr 29Sri Lanka bans face coverings in crackdown after Easter bombings
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has urged the government to crack down on Islamic extremists.
World Apr 28With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Mass on TV
Sri Lanka’s Catholics celebrated Mass in their homes via a televised broadcast on Sunday as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.
World Apr 24Sri Lanka president demands security officials resign over Easter bombings
Sri Lanka's president has asked for the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief.
World Apr 23Sri Lanka minister says Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A top Sri Lanka official on Tuesday called the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites “retaliation” for the shooting massacre by a white supremacist at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic…
World Apr 22Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks, official says
Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country's health minister said…
World Apr 21Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka
More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka's capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen…
World Dec 16Sri Lanka’s president reinstates prime minister he sacked
Sri Lanka's president reappointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister on Sunday, nearly two months after firing him and setting off a long political stalemate in the South Asian island nation.
World Dec 14Sri Lankan Prime Minister expected to resign amid political crisis
Sri Lanka has had no functioning government for nearly two weeks and is facing the prospect of being unable to pass a budget for next year.