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Sri Lanka violence: 2 people arrested

Colombo, May 14 (IBNS): Amid reports of violence in Sri Lankan, police have arrested two people in connection with the incidents, media reports said.

Sri Lanka blocks social media temporarily to after attacks on mosques

Colombo, May 13 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan government has banned social media platforms and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp,  temporarily after  posts reportedly triggered anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the country, media reports said.

Sri Lanka: Police arrest Islamist preacher for inciting extremism on social media

Colombo, May 13 (IBNS): Sri Lankan security officials have arrested an Islamic preacher on charges of using social media platform to air extremist views, media reports said.  

Sri Lankan catholic churches hold 1st Sunday mass since Easter deadly blasts- Reports

Colombo, May 12 (Sputnik/UNI) Sri Lankan Catholic churches held their first regular Sunday mass since the Easter Sunday bombings, in which over 250 people were killed on April 21, local media reported.

Lanka not yet free of global terrorism, warns PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo, May 8 (UNI) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that despite restored normalcy due to the swift government action after the church attacks, the threats of global terrorism were not over in the country.

Sri Lankan president says 56 suspects linked to Easter explosions in custody

Colombo, May 7 (Xinhua): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said that 56 suspects linked to the Easter Sunday terror explosions were in police custody.

Sri Lankan official says all those involved in Easter Sunday attacks have been arrested or killed

Colombo, May 7 (IBNS):  Acting Inspector General of Sri Lankan Police C.D. Wickremaratne on on Monday said all those, who were involved in the recent terror attacks in the Island Nation on Easter Sunday, have been identified and all of them were either arrested or killed.

SA, Qatar groups should stop financing Muslim extremists in SL'

Colombo, May 7 (UNI) General Secretary of the SLFP and former minister Dayasiri Jayasekara has made an appeal to Saudi Arabia and Qatar to not let extremist groups in their countries to finance Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka like National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), who carried out the Easter Sunday carnage.

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.

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 police grant time to hand over illegal weapons

Colombo, May 6 (Xinhua/UNI) Sri Lankan police on Monday said a time period had been granted to the public to surrender illegal weapons after several swords, knives and sharp daggers were found from homes and places of worship during raids conducted in recent weeks.

Easter Day Blasts: Sri Lanka temporarily lifts ban on social media

Colombo, May 6 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan government has lifted the ban on the social media temporarily, reports said.

Sri Lanka expels 600 foreigners including 200 Islamic clerics

Colombo, May 5 (UNI) Sri Lankan Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said on Sunday that the government has expelled over 600 foreign nationals, including around 200 Islamic clerics, since the Easter suicide bombings blamed on a local jihadi group.

Zakir Naik's Peace TV taken off air in Sri Lanka following attacks

Colombo, May 1 (IBNS): Two major cable networks in Sri Lanka have taken Zakir Naik's Peace TV off air in the wake of the April 21 attacks in the island nation that killed more than 250 people, Colombo Gazette reported citing sources.

Easter Sunday attacks: Sri Lankan government lifts ban on social media

Colombo, May 1 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan government has lifted the ban on the social media which was imposed following the Easter Sunday blasts which had rocked the Island nation last week.