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Sri Lanka blasts


The shadow of terror: 2019 Easter Sunday bombings showed how IS regroups by co-opting local affiliates

April 14, 2020 9:56 am

Islamic terror groups in the Af-Pak region are deemed to be as credible as the support that they receive from the deep-state in Pakistan. It is pertinent that the main accused in the Kabul gurdwara attack is Aslam Faroqi, a Pakistan national based.

IMF projects 3.7% GDP growth for Sri Lanka

February 08, 2020 1:06 pm

The IMF has said that Sri Lanka's economy is gradually recovering from the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in 2019.

Ahead of Sri Lanka elections, gunmen attack convoy carrying Muslim voters

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.

Five months after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, a church in Sri Lanka picks up the pieces

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.

ISIS module case: NIA raids at 5 places in Coimbatore

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.

Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe thanks PM Modi for post-Easter Sunday blasts help

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.

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

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.

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka likely to be NIA's first case post amendment of Act

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.

Lanka AG office admits it failed to advise anti-terror authorities on banning NTJ, its website

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.

Sri Lanka includes India, China in free visa on arrival service stopped after Easter Sunday bombings

July 24, 2019 5:33 pm

The scheme already allowed tourists from Thailand, the European Union, the UK, the US, Japan, Australia, Switzerland, Cambodia.


As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

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.