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All 9 Easter Sunday suicide bombers identified, says Sri Lankan police

Colombo, May 22 (Xinhua) Sri Lankan Police have identified all the nine suicide bombers who carried out attacks in several places across Sri Lanka on April 21 killing over 250 people and injuring over 500, the police media unit said here Wednesday.

Sri Lanka bombings: Police arrest school principal, teacher

Colombo, May 18 (IBNS): The Sri Lankan police have arrested a school principal and a teacher for their alleged links to the local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), media reports said on Saturday.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lanka on security alert, President bans two national terror groups

Colombo, Apr 28 (UNI): Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has banned two national terror groups named National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim.

Over 100 suspects arrested in Sri Lanka in wake of blasts

Colombo, Apr 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Over 100 suspects have been arrested since last Sunday's explosions which targeted churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, killing over 250 people and injuring over 500, police said on Saturday.

Sri Lanka blasts: Two gunmen killed, 13 more bodies discovered

Colombo, Apr 27 (UNI/IBNS): Two gunmen and four suspected suicide bombers were killed when Sri Lankan forces engaged in a gun battle with suspected terrorists in Kalmunai city of Sri Lanka, the military confirmed on Saturday. 13  bodies, including of the two gunmen and of women and children, were recovered. 

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.

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.