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Sri Lanka to revive suspended visa on arrival programme to 39 countries excluding India

The countries that will be included in the visa on arrival programme include Austria, the UK, the US, Japan, Australia and Canada. The island nation received 7,40,600 foreign tourists in the first three months of 2019.

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist hardliners hold first meeting after Easter attacks

The group said the gathering will decide who to back in the presidential elections later this year in the Indian Ocean island nation where Buddhists make up about 70% of the population. The rest include ethnic Tamils, who are mostly Hindus, and Muslims. 


In a surprise move, Sri Lanka extends emergency over Easter Sunday terror attacks

There was no immediate word from the government on why Sirisena changed his mind and extended the emergency period, but security remains tight in the capital. However, Emergency can only be declared for a month at a time, and parliament must ratify it within 10 days.

Sri Lanka terror attacks: Five suspects repatriated from the UAE

A team comprising officials of the Criminal Investigations Department took the suspects in its custody in Dubai and brought them back for further questioning.

Colombo Catholic church's head skeptical over probe on Easter bombings

On Saturday, Sirisena sacked national intelligence chief Sisira Mendis who reportedly said that the attacks could have been avoided and that the president had failed to hold regular security meetings to assess the threats from the militants.

10 years later

Sri Lanka is still to take steps towards reconciliation and accountability, a decade after the LTTE’s defeat.


Easter Sunday bombings: Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew for second night

Easter Sunday bombings: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary gazette banning a number of extremist organisations on Monday. He also prohibited the use of drones in the country until further notice.