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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.

Security shake-up in Sri Lanka as attack toll rises to 359, bodies of 5 Indians sent back

Colombo, Apr 24 (UNI): As a special flight brought back to Karnataka the bodies of Indian victims killed in the Easter bombings in the island nation, President Maithripala Sirisena asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief.

Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts touch 359

Colombo, Apr 24 (IBNS): The death toll in the Sri Lankan blasts incidents touched 359, media reports said on Wednesday.

45 children killed in Sri Lankan blasts: UNICEF

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)  said 45 children were killed in the eight blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lankan authorities were warned about possible attacks: Reports

Colombo, Apr 24 (IBNS): Indian intelligence services had warned Sri Lankan officials before the eight blasts that rocked the Island nation on Easter Sunday, media reports said on Wednesday.

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.

Sri Lankan police detain five more people in connection with blasts

Moscow, Apr 22 (Sputnik): Sri Lankan police have detained five more people in connection with a series of deadly explosions that killed nearly 300 people across the country on Easter Sunday, bringing the total number of detained suspects to 29, local media reported on Monday.

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.

Over 1,000 troops deployed to Sri Lankan capital after deadly blasts - Reports

Moscow, Apr 22 (Sputnik/UNI) Sri Lanka has deployed over 1,000 servicemen to ensure the security in Colombo in the wake of deadly blasts across the South African nation, local media reported on Monday, citing the country's army.

Sri lanka blasts: Three-member committee to probe Sunday attacks

Colombo, Apr 22 (UNI) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday appointed a three-member committee to investigate Sunday's blasts in and around the capital.

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.

Sri Lankan government suspects local Muslim radical outfit National Tawheed Jamath to be behind Sunday's blasts

Colombo, Apr 22 (IBNS): Sri Lankan government has revealed the name of a group whom they are suspecting to be behind the eight serial blasts which rocked the nation on Sunday.

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.