Easter Sunday terror attack: 18 more arrested
Eighteen suspects had been nabbed by the police on suspicion of having connection with the Easter Sunday terror attack on Sunday (21), during search operations conducted in several areas yesterday, police said.
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Death toll rises to 359
The death toll from the Easter Sunday terror attacks has increased to 359 by this morning, police said.
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I can’t remove IGP, he is a CC appointee: Prez
President Maithripala Sirisena was reported to have told the government that he could not remove Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara because he was appointed on a decision of the Constitutional Council.
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Bomb attacks - Govt. to set up security committees
The government is reported to have re-introduced another wartime measure such as the setting up of security committees at district levels in the aftermath of the series of bombings that killed 321 people and wounded some 500.
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PM should resign after crippling intelligence services: Rathana Thera
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should resign after admitting that his actions had crippled the military intelligence services as well as the work done by the security forces in the name of safeguarding human rights, MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said yesterday.
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Some ministers & Mujibur said I was lying: Wijeyadasa
MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said today some ministers and UNP MP Mujibur Rahman cursed him saying he was lying when he warned in November 18, 2016 of a possible attack by Thawheed Jama’at (TJ) and said they should take the responsibility for the loss of lives in the recent attack.
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At least 45 children killed in SL attacks: UN
At least 45 children were among the more than 320 people killed in the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the United Nations said Tuesday.
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Terror attack: Not fair to blame IGP: SF
UNP MP Sarath Fonseka said today the governments that were in office since 2010 should be held responsible for the series of terror attacks on Easter Sunday and pointed out that it was not fair to blame only the IGP.
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Police curfew from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am
The police curfew will be imposed for the third day across the island from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am tomorrow, the police said.
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Islamic state claims responsibility for SL bombings
Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.
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India warns SL about more terror attacks
Indian security agencies had alerted Sri Lanka that another National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) team led by Jal al-Quital alias Rilwan Marzag could carry out more attacks, Hindustan Times reported today.
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Ashu presents private member motion to ban burqa
UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe today presented a private member motion to parliament to ban burqa in Sri Lanka.
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Syrian among those detained over terror attacks
Sri Lankan police have detained a Syrian among 40 people who are being questioned about the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, Hindustan Times reported quoting government and military sources.
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Police advised to be on high alert
All police stations and personnel in Colombo have been advised to be on high alert after it was reported that an explosive laden van and a lorry were circulating in Colombo, sources said.
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All extremist groups should be banned immediately: Ruwan
All extremist organizations including Thowheed Jamath should be banned immediately and the members should be brought to book with their properties confiscated and assets frozen, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament today.
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MR blasts govt. for diluting intelligence services
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today slammed the government for weakening the intelligence services over the years.
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It was a retaliation to Christchurch attack: Ruwan
State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene in parliament said that the Easter Sunday terror attacks were carried out by an Islamist terrorist group in retaliation to the Christchurch attack in New Zealand.
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