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Death toll rises to 165: 459 injured

The death toll for the Easter Sunday terror attacks has risen to 165 with 459 reported to have been injured, the National Hospital said.

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Easter Sunday terror

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Pope Francis condemns SL terror attacks

Pope Francis has condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka during his Easter Sunday address in Rome, offering condolences to the victims, CNN reported.

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Trump condemns terror attacks, offers help

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka in a tweet a short while ago and offered assistance to Sri Lanka in its time of need.

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Three police personnel killed: Two suspects arrested

Three police personnel on duty were killed during a search operation at Dematagoda this afternoon, police sources said.

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Dalada Maligawa closed

The Sri Dalada Maligawa is closed until further notice due to the prevailing situation, Administrative Secretary of the Sri Dalada Maligawa said.

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Police curfew with immediate effect

Police curfew has been imposed with immediate effect across the island by the IGP until further notice

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Social media temporarily blocked

The government has decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram. Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the decision to block social media was taken as false news reports were spreading through social media.

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Another explosion at Dematogoda

Another explosion was reported close to a housing complex at Dematogoda a short while ago, police said.

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Suicide bombers were used, radical Islamists suspected: Sources

All 6 blasts which occurred early this morning were a result of suicide bombers; initial investigations have revealed. The Daily Mirror learns that investigations thus far have revealed that two people had checked into room number 616 of the Shangri-La Hotel on April 20, 2019.

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Explosion at Dehiwala

Another explosion was reported a short while ago near the zoo in Dehiwala, police said. Two people were killed in the explosion.

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Those behind the attacks must be dealt with immediately: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said it was absolutely barbaric to see violent attacks on such a holy day and that whoever is behind these attacks must be dealt with immediately.

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Remain united and strong: PM

While condemning the attacks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on all Sri Lankans during the tragic time to remain united and strong. “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic

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Prez urges stern action against those responsible for conspiracy

Issuing a special statement over the terror incidents, President Maithripala Sirisena said he has given instructions to take stern action against the people who are responsible for the conspiracy.

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138 killed in explosions

At least 138 people were killed while many others were injured in the six explosions today, National Hospital Director Anil Jasinghe said.

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Passengers requested to arrive at BIA 4 hours earlier

Passengers of all airlines flying out of Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake are requested to report to the airport four hours before their flights, Sri Lankan Airlines said.

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Schools closed for two more days

All schools across the island would remain closed for two more days until Wednesday due to the ongoing terror situation, the Education Ministry said.

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40 killed, over 250 injured from explosions in Colombo

At least 40 people were killed and more than 250 were injured in explosions reported in Colombo this morning, a hospital source said.

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25 killed in Batticaloa church explosion

At least 25 people admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital from the explosion at Zion Church in Batticaloa were declared dead, a hospital source said.

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We have recommended one name for presidential poll: Basil

Former Economic Development Minister and founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa said in an interview with Daily Mirror tha...

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Norway seeks cooperation on multiple fronts

Norwegian State Secretary (State Minister) Marianne Hagen, who was in Sri Lanka, shared her views about the latest development of bilateral relations ...

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Absolute dissatisfaction over SLFP’s absenteeism from budget vote: GL

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, airs out his views on bilateral talks with the Sri L...

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Mangala calls for systemic change

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a budget, which many experts praise as forward-lookin...

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Cartoon of the day

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Didn’t police ‘chiefs’ know of Rathgama killings ?

We received information about the killing of two persons after being abducted from Rathgama while we were engaged in an investigation to unearth the truth regarding a complaint of an alleged abduction...

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Stafford Sri Lankan School Doha issue Allegations of Intervention in School Affairs

The former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Qatar ASP Liyanage is alleged to have run riot against fellow Sri Lankans in Doha Qatar whilst holding office. According to Sri Lankan expatriates this has had a ne...

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Sometime ago people had the habit of leveling allegations against certain authorities that they were involved in doing ‘ Harak weda’ (things unbecoming of them). This story is about such an act wh...

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Politician Involved in Acquiring Property

A Minister’s name is associated with the activities of an alleged fraudster to retain a highly residential property in Colombo 7 in a fraudulent manner. It has been revealed as to how this alleged f...

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He built three houses while begging for 25 years

A blind man (65) who had been begging on trains for 25 years which had enabled him to build three houses and own a bank account with Rs. five hundred thousand in it, was arrested by the Railway Securi...

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Deceased mother had partaken of fried fish on alms giving day

The story of a deceased mother visiting her home on the seventh day and eating a slice of fried fish from the Pideni Thattuwa is related from a village in Ambalangoda....

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Fat rat gets stuck in Manhole cover, rescue wins hearts online

A heartwarmingly hilarious incident occurred in Germany earlier this week when a chubby rat got stuck halfway out of a sewer manhole - leading to a rescue operation that has gone viral and won hearts ...

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