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By Krishan Francis, Associated Press
The government’s information head Mohan Samaranayake said that the curfew is being imposed under powers vested with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
In our news wrap Thursday, President Biden has scrapped his call for a corporate tax hike with the hope of sealing an infrastructure deal, the Justice Department is investigating Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fights back…
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
A Navy spokesperson said the ship could cause severe pollution if it sinks at its current location off the port of Colombo.
By Associated Press
Governments around the world are taking different strategies toward the new school year, depending on how many infections they're seeing, the state of their health care systems and political considerations.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith canceled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security reports.
By Bharatha Mallawarachi, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
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.
In our Monday news wrap, Catholic clergy in Sri Lanka are demanding a crackdown on Islamic extremists after the Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people. Security forces continued to search for suspects amid calls for tougher action. Also,…
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has urged the government to crack down on Islamic extremists.
By Jon Gambrell, Krishan Francis, Associated Press
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.
By Emily Schmall, Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press
Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the…
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