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DNA test confirms death of NTJ leader in Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Easter bombings in Sri Lanka had killed more than 250 people and injured 500 others.

May 21, 2019, 19:36 PM IST

Sri Lanka marks a decade of the end of civil war

Sri Lanka, still reeling under the scars of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts, Saturday marked 10 years of the end of the nearly brutal civil war between the government and the LTTE even as it came under criticism for failing to ensure justice for the victims.

May 18, 2019, 17:43 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

Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a man was beaten in the Christian-majority town of Chilaw on the west coast on Sunday in a dispute that started on Facebook.

May 13, 2019, 14:10 PM IST

Mosques attacked in Sri Lanka town after Facebook row, curfew imposed

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten in the town of Chilaw on Sri Lanka`s west coast on Sunday.

May 13, 2019, 06:54 AM IST

Sri Lanka video analyst Sanath Jayasundara charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Jayasundara has been given 14 days to respond to the charges. 

May 11, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

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

The government, which has come under fire for missing multiple warnings that an attack was imminent, believes the ringleader was Zahran Hashim, a fiery 34-year-old preacher from eastern Sri Lanka.

May 11, 2019, 00:32 AM IST

ICC congratulates umpire Aleem Dar on completing 200 ODIs

Dar, 50, first officiated in an ODI in his hometown of Gujranwala in 2000 when he stood in a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

May 08, 2019, 00:18 AM IST

Sri Lanka warns further Islamist militant attacks cannot be ruled out

Investigators have dismantled a major part of the network linked to Sri Lanka`s Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday, but warned the chance of further Islamist militant attacks could not be ruled out. 

May 07, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Save us from the Satans: Sri Lanka Christians pray after surviving attacks

Around 9 a.m. local time - roughly the same time a suicide bomber killed 29 of their fellow parishioners at the evangelical Zion Church two weeks ago - worshippers streamed silently into the hall.

May 05, 2019, 15:06 PM IST

Was aware of teammates' wrongdoings before 2010 spot-fixing scandal broke out: Shahid Afridi

Afridi elaborates how he tried to alert the Pakistan team officials about conversations, but no action was taken.

May 04, 2019, 17:38 PM IST

How Indian politicians reacted to Sri Lanka Burqa ban

Watch this video to know how Indian politicians reacted to Sri Lanka Burqa ban.

May 03, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

Shahid Afridi finally reveals his real age in autobiography

The revelations in his autobiography mean that Afridi was not 16 when he smashed a record-breaking 37-ball hundred against Sri Lanka in Nairobi in 1996. 

May 02, 2019, 22:14 PM IST

India, England top Test and ODI rankings after annual update

The rankings were updated after series results from 2015-16 were removed, and outcomes from 2016-17 and 2017-18 are weighted at 50 per cent, an ICC statement read.

May 02, 2019, 15:33 PM IST

Asaduddin Owaisi wants EC to act against Shiv Sena for demanding burqa ban

"Wearing a burqa is a matter of choice and it has become a security threat, so does the Sadhvi's outfit."

May 01, 2019, 13:33 PM IST

Arrested in Kerala, IS suspect says mastermind of Sri Lanka attacks inspired him

The accused admitted during the interrogation that he had plans to carry out attacks in India. 

Apr 30, 2019, 08:05 AM IST

Sri Lanka bans face veils after attacks by Islamist militants

The measures would help security forces to identify people as a hunt for any remaining attackers and their support network continues across the Indian Ocean island, authorities said. 

Apr 29, 2019, 14:30 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

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks by militants dressed in uniforms

Authorities suspect members of two little known groups - National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim - of carrying out the Easter attacks, though Islamic State has claimed responsibility.

Apr 29, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

Sri Lanka raids headquarters of hardline Islamist group suspected in church bombings

Armed police in the town of Kattankudy searched the headquarters of the National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and detained one man at the premises, a Reuters reporter at the scene said. 

Apr 28, 2019, 23:10 PM IST