November 16, 2019 9:59 am
The elections come seven months after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings left over 250 people dead in the country. Muslims who make up nearly 10 per cent of Sri Lanka's 22 million population, say they have faced hostility ever since the April attacks.
October 13, 2019 5:28 am
The building wears new paint, the walls are redecorated, but amidst the new installations, there is a melancholy addition — a stone plaque in memory of the 54 killed.
August 29, 2019 5:26 pm
The NIA had in June arrested Mohammed Azarudeen, the alleged mastermind of ISIS Tamil Nadu module. An NIA statement had alleged that he was the Facebook friend of Sri Lankan suicide bomber Zahran Hashim and other members of the module behind the Easter Sunday attack.
August 01, 2019 9:44 pm
PM Modi was the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka in June after the April 21 bombings and his visit was considered as a sign of India's affirmation of solidarity with Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the attacks.
July 31, 2019 3:16 pm
According to government data, tourist arrivals declined by about 45% in July from a year earlier. However, arrivals in July, which stood at 117,000, showed a moderate increase compared to 63,072 in June.
July 28, 2019 3:09 pm
With Parliament giving its nod to the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill on July 17 and the Law Ministry issuing a notification in this effect on July 25, the first case to be investigated abroad is going to be Sri Lanka blasts.
July 28, 2019 2:46 pm
The NTJ has been blamed for the Easter Sunday bombings, the country's worst terror attack that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on April 21.
July 24, 2019 5:33 pm
The scheme already allowed tourists from Thailand, the European Union, the UK, the US, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Cambodia.
July 04, 2019 8:31 am
The highest numbers were from India, followed by Australia, the United Kingdom and China. Almost 97% of tourists arrived by air.
June 17, 2019 2:53 am
Azarudeen, who has been arrested by the NIA, is facing probe for a Facebook page he ran — “KhilafahGFX” — to allegedly propagate IS ideology.
April 25, 2019 8:50 am
Sri Lanka's 22 million people include minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Until now, Christians had largely managed to avoid the worst of the island's conflict and communal tensions.