December 05, 2020 22:59 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
West Bengal: Several injured as TMC, BJP workers clash in Asansol's Barabani | Farmers' Protest: We support the issue but won't participate in bandh, says Trinamool on Bharat Bandh | Govt has put entire nation's farmers in trouble: Rahul Gandhi | Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Narendra Tomar visit PM Modi's residence ahead of farmers' protest | Farmers protest continues, fifth round of talks today

Sri Lanka lifts 25-year ban on private helicopter flights from Colombo

Colombo/Xinhua/UNI: In a bid to boost tourism, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday lifted a 25-year ban on the operation of helicopter flights by private operators from the heart of capital city of Colombo.

Sri Lanka: 'All blast suspects killed or arrested'

Colombo, May 7 (UNI): Sri Lanka's security authorities have either killed or arrested all those responsible for the Easter suicide bombings that left 257 people dead, according to the police chief.

Terror group behind Sri Lanka blasts possessed LKR 140 million cash and assets worth LKR 7 billion

Colombo, May 7 (IBNS): In a new revelation from the investigation, police have found that the ISIS-linked Sri Lankan extremist group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) responsible for carrying out the Sri Lankan blasts possessed 140 million in cash and assets worth Rs. 7 billion, media reports said.

Security further beefed outside Sri Lanka's capital following violent clashes

Colombo, May 6 (Xinhua) Sri Lanka's police on Monday said security has been further beefed up in Negombo on the outskirts of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo following violent clashes which erupted on Sunday night.

Sri Lanka blasts: Island nation bans burqa to ensure public safety

Colombo, Apr 29 : More than a week after Sri Lanka witnessed eight blasts by Islamist groups that left 253 people dead on an Easter Sunday, the Island Nation in order to ensure public safety on Monday banned burqa worn by Muslim women to cover their faces.

Islamic State takes responsibility for attack in Kalmunai town during police raids

Colombo, Apr 28 (IBNS): Terrorist group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the clash with Sri Lankan forces in Kalmunai town on Saturday.

Sri Lanka: Explosion in a town near Colombo, no casualties

Colombo, Apr 25 (IBNS): Four days after the Easter Sunday attacks, an explosion took place in a town near Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, media reports said.

Sri Lankan bombers were well educated: Minister

Colombo, Apr 24 (BNS): Sri Lanka's State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene on Wednesday said that majority of bombers, who were involved in the suicide blasts in the country, were well educated.

Sri Lankan bombers were well educated: Minister

Colombo, Apr 24 (BNS): Sri Lanka's State Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene on Wednesday said that majority of bombers, who were involved in the suicide blasts in the country, were well educated.

Sri Lanka bombings likely beyond capacity of local group: Minister

Washington, Apr 23 (Sputnik/UNI) The terror attacks that killed nearly 300 people at Christian churches across Colombo on Sunday were beyond the capability of local extremist groups to carry out on their own, Sri Lankan Minister for Economic Reforms Harsha De Silva said in an interview.

Hours after having Easter breakfast, Sri Lankan celeb chef Nisanga Mayadunne killed in blast

Colombo, Apr 22 (IBNS): Hours after having an Easter breakfast with her family, Sri Lankan celebrity chef Nisanga Mayadunne was killed in one of the eight blasts, which took place in Shangri-La Hotel on Sunday, media reports said.

Sri Lanka blasts: Security heightened across Bangladesh

Dhaka, Apr 22 (IBNS): Security has been heightened across Bangladesh following the eight coordinated blasts in Sri Lanka which left 290 killed.

Afghanistan nationals safe in Colombo: Officials

Kabul, Apr 22 (IBNS): The Afghanistan government on Monday said all its citizens in Colombo and other parts of the country are safe as eight blasts rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Sri Lanka blasts: Government declares national mourning on Tuesday

Colombo, Apr 22 (IBNS): With the country still in shock following the eight blasts that rocked the nation on Easter Sunday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday announced that Apr 23 will be observed in the country as 'Day of National Mourning'.

Sri Lanka blasts: As toll reaches 290, ISIS hand is suspected

Colombo, Apr 22 (IBNS): It has been 24 hours since Sri Lanka was hit by series of coordinated blasts that claimed 290 lives, but still now no group has claimed responsibility for the carnage that has disrupted peace in the Island Nation. However, the needle of suspicion is pointing towards a possible ISIS role.