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Easter Attacks: Sri Lankan officials arrest ex-police chief and former defence secretary

Colombo, July 2 (IBNS): In a major development, Sri Lanka's former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando and suspended police chief Pujith Jayasundera have been arrested over failing to prevent the Easter Sunday bombings this year that left over 250 people killed, media reports said.

Bombing attacks in Sri Lanka hints new type of terrorism threat in south Asia: Ishwar Pokhrel

Kathmandu, June 17 (Xinhua/UNI) Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said that the bombing attacks in Sri Lanka in April had sent a clear and strong message that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.

At least 89 arrested in Sri Lanka over Easter bombings

Colombo, May 21 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 89 suspects have been arrested over their alleged links to the Easter Sunday terror explosions which killed over 250 people and injured over 500 in Sri Lanka on April 21, the police said here Tuesday.

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.

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.

Sri Lankan president appoints new defense secretary following Easter blasts

Colombo, Apr 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday appointed a former army commander as the island's new defense secretary, the president's media division said.

Easter Sunday attacks aftermath: Sri Lankan government bans burqa

Colombo, Apr 29 (IBNS): 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 imposes curfew in eastern city effective immediately after three explosions

Moscow, Apr 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Sri Lanka has instated a curfew effective immediately in its eastern city of Kalmunai following three explosions in the area, local media reported, citing police.

Around 130 ISIS linked suspects are in Sri Lanka: Maithripala Sirisena

Colombo, Apr 26 (IBNS): At a time when the nation witnessed a massive terror attack on Easter Sunday, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday said country's intelligence services believed around 130 suspects linked to Islamic State (IS) group were in the country.

Sri Lanka: Suspected man arrested over ISIS links

Colombo, Apr 26 (IBNS): Sri Lankan police have arrested a man from Dharga Town in Aluthgama area of the country for allegedly maintaining interactions with the Islamic State (IS) through social media platform of Facebook on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

Easter Day terror attacks: Sri Lanka to stop visa-on-arrival for citizens of 39 nations

Colombo, Apr 26 (IBNS): At a time when the country is still recovering from the eight suicide blasts on Sunday, the Sri Lankan government has suspended its plans to grant visas on arrival to citizens of 39 countries.

Easter Day bombings: Police release pictures of suspects

Colombo, Apr 26 (IBNS): Sri Lankan police have released pictures of several suspects wanted in connection with the Easter Day bombings targeting multiple churches and hotels in the country.  

Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary resigns after suicide bomb attacks

Colombo, Apr 25 (IBNS):  Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on Thursday said that he has resigned taking responsibility for the series of suicide bomb attacks in the country's capital city last Sunday, media reports said.

Pompeo says 'every indication' Sri Lanka terror attacks at least inspired by Islamic State

Washington, Apr 25 (Sputnik/UNI) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the initial evidence suggests that the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday were at least inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group (banned in Russia).