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