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Sri Lanka orders DNA test to confirm Easter attack ringleader is...

The government believes the ringleader was Zahran Hashim, a fiery 34-year-old preacher from eastern Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Catholic schools to reopen after attacks

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the schools will open Tuesday after remaining shut following fears of a repeat attack.

Sri Lanka’s bombed church partially opens for prayers

Pilgrims will be allowed into a special area of the church for a 12-hour period.

Bomb blast, shootings rock southern Thailand

The bomb explosion injured five police officers in Songkhla, while the shooting took place in Pattani.

Sri Lanka police arrest two in clashes as schools reopen to...

Security forces are still on high alert after intelligence reports indicated militants could strike before the start of Ramadan.

Churches in Sri Lankan capital cancel Sunday mass due to threat

The US ambassador to Sri Lanka says some of the Islamist militants behind the Easter bombings are likely to be still at large.

Sri Lanka blasts show Asia is fertile ground for IS ideology

Poverty is often the driving force for increased militancy in other parts of Asia.

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells IS

Sri Lankan premier Maithripala Sirisena wants Islamic State (IS) militants to leave his country alone also claiming a foreign mastermind may be the culprits of last week's bombing.

Sri Lanka maintains high alert for attacks ahead of Ramadan

A ban on social media platforms, put in place immediately after the bomb attacks, has also been lifted.

Follower of Sri Lanka bomber sought India attack

Riyas Aboobacker was arrested on Monday after admitting he wanted to carry out an attack in Kerala.

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by uniform-clad militants

Lawmakers are aware of the latest security threat.

Sri Lanka bans Muslim face veil after attacks

The ban comes days after local Islamic clerics urged Muslim women not to cover their faces amid fears of a backlash.

Australia warns more terror attacks ‘likely’ in Sri Lanka

Australia is the latest country to issue a travel warning, following similar moves made by Britain, the Netherlands and the United States.

Sri Lankan police looking for 140 with IS links

Sri Lankan youths are believed to have been involved with the extremist group since 2013.

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down

The new official figure was 253, down from an earlier 359.

Sri Lanka’s defence secretary quits following suicide bomb attacks

Sri Lanka's defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando says he is resigning to take responsibility for the failure to stop the attacks.

Britain advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka

The British Foreign Office said attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.

Sri Lankan police arrest three, seize grenades in Colombo raid

A Sri Lankan police spokesman did not give further details or suggest that the raid was linked to the Easter Day bomb attacks.

The wealthy family behind Sri Lanka’s suicide attacks

Two brothers have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on Easter Sunday.

Missing Danes found alive after Sri Lanka hotel blast

Three Danes are already confirmed dead in the blasts.

IS video throws spotlight on suspected ringleader of Sri Lanka bombings

Mohamad Zahran was well-known for his militant views, according to Muslim leaders and a Sri Lankan intelligence report.

US believes there is ongoing terrorist plot in Sri Lanka

The US ambassador Alaina Teplitz says they had no prior knowledge of the Easter bomb attacks.

FBI assisting Sri Lanka authorities with bomb attacks probe

The FBI offered expertise to test evidence.

Relatives bury dead in Sri Lanka amid new security fears

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels.