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US warns more attacks in Sri Lanka possible this weekend

COLOMBO: The embassy urged people to stay away from crowds and places of worship. Before the Easter attacks, foreign intelligence services warned Sri Lankan authorities about upcoming bombings, but country’s intelligence services failed to act on the warning. The US Embassy in Sri Lanka issued a statement warning about the possibility of more ...

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All Sri Lanka Catholic church services suspended: senior priest

COLOMBO: All of Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have been ordered to stay closed and suspend services until security improves after deadly Easter bombings, a senior priest told AFP Thursday. “On the advice of the security forces we are keeping all churches closed,” the priest said. “There will be no public ...

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I wasn’t aware of threat, says Sri Lankan President

COLOMBO: President Maithripala Sirisena has said he was not aware of likely bomb attacks in the country, though Sri Lankan security agencies had received prior intelligence, including from India, on the imminent threat. The information received from the State intelligence agencies was not passed on to him by relevant officials, ...

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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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UK stands in solidarity with govt, people of Sri Lanka: Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP said on Sunday that the UK stands in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world and with the government and people of Sri Lanka. According to a statement issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office here on Sunday, speaking ...

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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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Sri Lanka sack Malinga as World Cup captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka axed Lasith Malinga as captain for the upcoming World Cup, and announced Test skipper Dimuth Karunaratne was being brought in to lead the side. Chairman of selectors Asantha de Mel said they wanted “somebody who can get the team together” at the event in England and Wales. ...

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Sri Lankan team tour Pakistan after World Cup

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket team will arrive in Pakistan to play two Test matches after ICC World Cup. The matches of ICC World Test Championship will be played in Lahore and Karachi. Nine teams would be playing against each others in the ICC World Test Championship and the Sri Lankan ...

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