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‘IS module’ in Tamil Nadu: He never had crime record, never faced social media trouble, says arrested man’s kin

Azarudeen, who has been arrested by the NIA, is facing probe for a Facebook page he ran — “KhilafahGFX” — to allegedly propagate IS ideology.

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.


Sri Lanka blasts: Catholics celebrate mass at restored church

The April 21 attacks, claimed by militant group Islamic State, targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, shocking the country and shattering a decade of relative peace after the end of a 25-year civil war.

Sri Lanka govt defies Sirisena to resume parliamentary probe into Easter blasts

President Sirisena, who is the head of the Cabinet, warned last week that he would not attend the Cabinet unless the government took immediate action to halt the parliamentary investigation.

PM Modi visits church hit on Easter Sunday: Acts of terror cannot defeat Sri Lanka spirit

Modi’s visit is part of his first foreign trip after re-election and is focused on the government’s Neighbourhood First policy.

PM Modi visits Easter bombing site, says cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat spirit of Sri Lanka

According to official sources, Modi's visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka demonstrates the priority that India attaches to the SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) doctrine.


Easter attacks: NIA shares with Sri Lanka numbers of five locals linked to IS

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was in Sri Lanka last week in connection with the agency’s probe into two IS modules in India that are suspected to have had connections in Sri Lanka.

Forgotten lessons

The resignation of Muslim ministers, governors in Sri Lanka reflect a widening faultline

Sri Lanka: Nine Muslim ministers and two governors resign over alleged terror link-ups

Their resignations came four days after thousands of people, including majority Buddhist community monks, launched a protest demanding the expulsion of three Muslim leaders whom they alleged were linked to the National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) - the outfit blamed Easter attacks in Colombo.

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

Ramzan has always been the time to look inwards, build bridges

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As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings

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.