Thursday, 19 September 2019

Tag Archives: Easter Sunday

Sri Lanka bans face coverings in public

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public, following a spate of suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds. President Maithripala Sirisena said he was using an emergency law to impose the restriction from Monday. Any face garment which “hinders identification” will ...

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Sri Lankan civil aviation bans drones and unmanned aircraft

Sri Lankan Civil Aviation Authority has announced that the use of drones and all unmanned aircraft has been banned in Sri Lankan airspace, as the government seeks to address the issue of potential terrorist threats in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks. The ban on drones is reported to remain in effect ...

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‘Shattered’: Sri Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

NEGOMBO: Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in the island nation on Easter Sunday, and says the horrific scenes have left him “scared” to go out. The 27-year-old all-rounder skipped Easter service at St Sebastian’s Church in his ...

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Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts climbs to 290; 13 arrested

COLOMBO: At least 13 suspects were arrested on Monday in connection with Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that targeted churches and hotels, killing at least 290 people and leaving 500 others wounded, police said, as a curfew imposed yesterday was lifted. Authorities have not made public details on those ...

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