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Sri Lanka president: Easter attackers should be executed

President Maithripala Sirisena has been battling his own uneasy coalition government in a push to restart executions.

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist hardliners hold first meeting after...

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara has called for many as 10,000 clergymen from across the country to attend the meet.

Sri Lanka police chief faces crimes against humanity charge

Another nine senior police officers have also been named as suspects who should be prosecuted for their role in the security lapses.

Sri Lankan police overturn local council ban on Muslims

Police say there is no basis for the action taken by the council when communal tensions have eased and the region is returning to normality.

Top Sri Lanka defence official faces charges over Easter attacks

A presidential commission of inquiry has found 'major lapses' by Hemasiri Fernando, who has since resigned from his top job.

Sri Lanka to charge police for ‘lapses’ over Easter attacks

Nine police officers will face criminal investigations for failing to act on warnings ahead of the April 21 bombings.

Sri Lankan policeman defies president to testify at attack probe

President Maithripala Sirisena is facing major criticism for not allowing police, military or intelligence personnel to take part in hearings into the attacks.

Catholic church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks reopens

St Anthony's, which dates back to 1740. is venerated by non-Catholics too.

Sri Lanka president vows to block Easter attacks probe

Sources say Maithripala Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.

Police chief blames president for failing to prevent Sri Lanka attacks

Pujith Jayasundara says Sri Lanka's State Intelligence Service, ordered him last year to stop ongoing police investigations into Islamic militants.

Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka attacks despite social media ban

Many social media users switched to virtual private networks (VPNs) or the TOR network to bypass the order and keep communication open.

IT firm employee arrested in Sri Lanka over suspected links to...

The Virtusa employee arrest is 'part of the ongoing investigations' into last month's Easter Sunday attacks.

Sri Lanka president vows stability before general election

President Maithripala Sirisena assures his countrymen that he will 'eradicate terrorism' in the aftermath of Easter Sunday's suicide bombings before the country votes in its general election.

Easter suicide bombers revealed by Sri Lanka’s police

Sri Lanka's police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara has named all nine terrorists behind last week's deadly suicide bombings in Colombo.