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The arrested people were the activists of the Frontline Socialist Party. They had gathered around the vicinity of the US embassy here.(AFP)

20 people detained for George Floyd protest outside US embassy in Sri Lanka

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 04:49 PM IST
George Floyd died in Minneapolis on May 25 after white police officer Derek Chauvin handcuffed and pinned him to the ground, and knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes while the 46-year-old from Houston gasped for breath.
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Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in custody, police said.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in custody, police said.(Reuters/Representative Image)

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia

By Reuters | Colombo, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in a Middle Eastern country and were sent back, in the custody of Sri Lankan police, from the Saudi city of Jeddah.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena wave prior to a meeting and delegation-level talks in New Delhi.(AFP File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena wave prior to a meeting and delegation-level talks in New Delhi.(AFP File photo)

PM Modi first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after Easter bombings, to express solidarity on visit

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Modi is visiting the country with a very clear message of solidarity and signalling confidence in the Sri Lankan government in overcoming the tragedy.
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The Sri Lankan army chief has said that some of the people who carried out the April 21 serial bombings had travelled to Kashmir and Kerala to possibly be part of terrorism training activities.(AFP)
The Sri Lankan army chief has said that some of the people who carried out the April 21 serial bombings had travelled to Kashmir and Kerala to possibly be part of terrorism training activities.(AFP)

‘Easter bombers visited Kashmir, Kerala for training’: Sri Lanka army chief

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 05:30 PM IST
For the record, Indian intelligence alerted Sri Lankan police and security agencies on April 4, 10, 16, 20 and two hours before the multiple suicide bombings on April 21, the last with the names of three churches under imminent bombing threat.
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Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi, was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.(Twitter/ Dansiddiqui)
Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi, was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.(Twitter/ Dansiddiqui)

India-based photo journalist covering Sri Lanka blasts arrested on trespassing charges

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 09:54 AM IST
According to local media reports, the journalist, had attempted to enter the school to obtain information regarding a student killed in the bombing of St Sebastian’s Church when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the police.
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On Saturday, a gruesome scene was revealed at the raided house -- charred bodies and a roof blown off during three explosions.(AFP File)
On Saturday, a gruesome scene was revealed at the raided house -- charred bodies and a roof blown off during three explosions.(AFP File)

Sri Lanka bomb suspect’s sister fears 18 relatives killed after attacks

By Indo Asian News Service | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 09:26 AM IST
Mohamed Hashim Mathaniya is the sister of Mohamed Zahran Hashim, the man Sri Lankan authorities believe was one of the leaders of the attacks.
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Sri Lanka blasts updates- Imran Khan speaks to Sri Lanka PM; strongly condemns Easter attacks

By Agencies | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 12:14 AM IST

The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people, the deadliest such event in south Asia’s historySri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group.ISIS made its claim after Sri Lankan officials said the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka were carried out in retaliation for attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that killed 50 people in March.Follow updates here

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A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)
A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

By Reuters | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2019 02:35 PM IST
No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which officials said were carried out by at least seven suicide bombers on three churches and four hotels. About 500 people were also wounded.
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ri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in the capital, Colombo, on Monday.
ri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in the capital, Colombo, on Monday.

Sri Lanka police find 87 bomb detonators at bus station: Govt

By Reuters | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2019 04:37 PM IST
A day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500, Sri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus stand in Colombo.
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Security personnel stand guard outside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(REUTERS)
Security personnel stand guard outside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019.(REUTERS)

8 Indians killed in Sri Lanka’s bombings blamed on local Islamist group

By Agencies | Negombo
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:13 PM IST
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks.
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Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters.(AP File Photo)
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters.(AP File Photo)

Indian suspect in Sri Lankan president’s assassination bid alleges frame-up

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Marceli Thomas, an Indian national, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot on September 22.
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Danushka Gunathilaka had been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka's second Test against South Africa, the country's cricket board said on July 22.(AFP)
Danushka Gunathilaka had been suspended over a misconduct charge in the middle of Sri Lanka's second Test against South Africa, the country's cricket board said on July 22.(AFP)

Police question Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka over hotel rape

By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2018 03:59 PM IST
Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka, 27, has already been suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket on a “misconduct” charge after a close associate of his was arrested for sexual assault in the team hotel in Colombo.
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