Colombo blasts

MEA asks Indians travelling to Sri Lanka to remain cautious

Over 250 people had died in a series of bomb explosions at various locations in Sri Lanka on April 21.

May 28, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

Sri Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack

Aadhil has been arrested and is in police custody, the sources said, adding that his arrest has not been made public.

May 14, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

IT firm employee arrested in Sri Lanka over suspected links to Easter attacks

Sri Lanka has detained dozens of suspects after several suicide bombings on Easter Sunday targeted churches and hotels.

May 11, 2019, 06:52 AM IST

Tourist arrivals in Colombo to drop by 50% after Easter attacks: Sri Lanka tourism chief

Sri Lanka was facing lost tourism revenues of about $750 million this year.

Apr 29, 2019, 20:58 PM IST

Sri Lankan intelligence receives inputs of attacks on Buddhist temples by female bombers

Sri Lankan authorities say that there was one woman among the nine bombers who carried out the country's worst terror attack, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others. 

Apr 29, 2019, 13:42 PM IST

Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed: Report

Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed.

Apr 28, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

MEA issues advisory, urges Indians to avoid 'non-essential' travel to Sri Lanka after Easter attacks

Last Sunday, at least nine suicide bombers rocked Sri Lanka, killing 253 people and injuring over 500 others.

Apr 27, 2019, 20:10 PM IST

Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up in solidarity with Sri Lanka

The tallest skyscraper in the world lit up with the hope of a world built on tolerance and coexistence.

Apr 26, 2019, 14:50 PM IST

Death toll climbs to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings: Police

Forty persons, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers, have been arrested so far in connection.


Apr 24, 2019, 11:05 AM IST

IS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka blasts, releases photo of suicide bombers

According to IS, the attacks were carried out by Abu Ubaida, Abu al-Mukhtar, Abu Khalil, Abu Hamza, Abu al-Barra, Abu Muhammad and Abu Abdullah.

Apr 23, 2019, 23:43 PM IST

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

At least 321 people were killed and about 500 people wounded in the attack.

Apr 23, 2019, 16:24 PM IST

40 arrested in Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka which killed over 300

The Sri Lankan police made 16 more arrests during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of arrested suspects to 40.

Apr 23, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

Two more Indians killed in Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, toll goes up to 10

Among the Indians killed in the deadly blast there were four Janata Dal (Secular) workers from Karnataka, who were on a visit to Sri Lanka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday in Bengaluru.

Apr 23, 2019, 13:55 PM IST

Sri Lanka police arrests 40 suspects; death toll climbs to 310

The suicide bombings struck three churches and three luxury hotels Sunday in the island nation's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war ended in 2009. 


Apr 23, 2019, 10:37 AM IST

Sri Lanka needs to keep political difference aside and act: Namal Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka witnessed its worst terror attack on Easter Sunday killing 290 people and wounded over 500 in a series of devastating blasts at churches and luxury hotels in the country.

Apr 23, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

Questions over why the intelligence report warning was not acted upon could feed into a feud between Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and the president. 

Apr 22, 2019, 23:04 PM IST

Blast in van near church in Colombo when officials were defusing bomb: Witness

An explosion went off on Monday in a van near a church in Sri Lankan capital Colombo when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse the bomb, Reuters reported quoting an eyewitness.

Apr 22, 2019, 17:23 PM IST

Sri Lankan police find 87 bomb detonators at Colombo's main bus stand: Spokesman

The detonators were found just a day after suicide bombers targeted churches and hotels in Colombo killing at least 290 people and injuring about 500.

Apr 22, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Indian Coast Guard on high alert at maritime boundary with Sri Lanka: Report

 Ships and maritime surveillance aircraft Dornier have reportedly been deployed with the primary objective of ensuring that the suicide bombers responsible for the explosions are unable to escape from Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, 2019, 15:16 PM IST

All suicide bombers in Sunday's attacks are believed to be Sri Lankan nationals: Minister

Minister Rajitha Senaratne has said the National Tawheed Jamath outfit is suspected to be have organised and coordinated the attacks.

Apr 22, 2019, 14:42 PM IST