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President Sirisena last week asked the Cabinet to halt the hearings, citing national security concerns.(AP)

Sri Lanka government defies Maithripala Sirisena to resume parliamentary probe into Easter blasts

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 07:52 PM IST
President Sirisena, who is the head of the Cabinet, warned last week that he would not attend the Cabinet unless the government took immediate action to halt the parliamentary investigation.
The Sri Lankan government has apologised for its failure to act despite receiving advance intelligence inputs about the possibility of terror attacks .(AFP Photo)
The Sri Lankan government has apologised for its failure to act despite receiving advance intelligence inputs about the possibility of terror attacks .(AFP Photo)

‘We are very, very sorry’: Sri Lanka government apologises for failure to act on intel input

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 04:02 PM IST
In the wake of bombings, the military has been given a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects — powers that were used during the civil war but withdrawn when it ended.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(Reuters File Photo)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(Reuters File Photo)

US calls on Sri Lanka president to immediately reconvene parliament

Washington | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2018 12:48 PM IST
“We urge all sides to refrain from intimidation and violence,” US State Department said in a statement.
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