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Sri Lanka: Island country in South Asia
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. The island is geographically separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative capital, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, is a suburb of the commercial capital and largest city, Colombo.

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Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Over 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since..
Reuters - Published

Seven arrested as Sri Lanka bombings death toll passes 200

Seven people were arrested and three police officers were killed during a raid on a house in Colombo on Sunday as the death toll from a rash of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka rose past..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sri Lanka

Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 200, Seven Arrested [Video]Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 200, Seven Arrested

Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte COLOMBO (Reuters) - Seven..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Pope Reacts To Sri Lanka Attacks [Video]Pope Reacts To Sri Lanka Attacks

(Reuters) - Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Sri Lanka Sets Curfew After Deadly Attacks [Video]Sri Lanka Sets Curfew After Deadly Attacks

Sri Lankan military stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte COLOMBO (Reuters) - The Sri..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

156 Killed In Easter Day Sri Lankan Church Bombings [Video]156 Killed In Easter Day Sri Lankan Church Bombings

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday explosions: What we know so far [Video]Sri Lanka Easter Sunday explosions: What we know so far

More than 200 people have died in a series of explosions in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo and two other towns. At least 450 people were injured in the attacks, which rocked the country during its..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:11Published

Church Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 156 [Video]Church Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 156

At least 138 people have reportedly been killed and more than 400 have been injured, according to Reuters news agency, after a series of bomb blasts hit a number of churches and hotels across Sri Lanka..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka [Video]Death toll rises after Easter blasts in Sri Lanka

Easter Day bomb blasts at a series of Sri Lankan churches and hotels killed at least 207 people and wounded hundreds, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: At least 156 killed, 402 injured [Video]Sri Lanka Easter bombings: At least 156 killed, 402 injured

Two new blasts hit capital Colombo, hours after near-simultaneous explosions kill 156 people and wound over 400.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:22Published

Sri Lanka imposes curfew following Easter Sunday bombings [Video]Sri Lanka imposes curfew following Easter Sunday bombings

Asela Waid Ya Yalan Kara joins us on Skype from Dehiwela. He was about one kilometre away from one of the blasts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:19Published

More than 100 killed in Sri Lanka explosions [Video]More than 100 killed in Sri Lanka explosions

More than 100 people have died in a series of explosions in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo and two other towns. Reports suggest at least 500 people have also been taken to hospital, after suicide..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

Easter Day bombs kill about 100 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels [Video]Easter Day bombs kill about 100 in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed about 100 people and wounded more than 400, a hospital director and police officials said, following a lull in major..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Multiple explosions hit churches, hotels [Video]Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Multiple explosions hit churches, hotels

Hundreds of people injured in bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, with targets including Easter Sunday church services.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:43Published

Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two hotels [Video]Explosions hit two Sri Lankan churches, two hotels

Two Sri Lankan churches and two hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, police sources said. No reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Pregnant Whale Washed Up On Beach [Video]Pregnant Whale Washed Up On Beach

According to CNN.com, "The carcass of a pregnant sperm whale that washed up in Sardinia, Italy, last week had 22 kilograms of plastic in its stomach, and was carrying a dead fetus, the country's..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Woman who sheltered Snowden granted asylum in Canada [Video]Woman who sheltered Snowden granted asylum in Canada

Vanessa Mae Bondalian Rodel, a woman who helped shelter former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, spoke after she was granted asylum in Canada. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Sri Lanka to unearth details about country's largest mass grave [Video]Sri Lanka to unearth details about country's largest mass grave

Remains of more than 300 people were discovered in March of last year in a town that was part of a battle during the country’s almost-three-decade-long civil war.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

 

One Dutch person among dead in Sri Lanka attacks: foreign minister

One Dutch person was among those killed in the bomb attacks that struck Sri Lanka on Sunday, Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Chinese national killed in Sri Lanka attacks on Sunday: Chinese state media

One Chinese national was killed during the attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Sunday, Chinese state newspaper People's Daily said.
Reuters - Published

Easter marred by Sri Lanka bombs, pope says in condemning blasts

Pope Francis, in his Easter Sunday address, condemned as "such cruel violence" the bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 100 people and were timed to coincide with the most important day in the..
Reuters - Published

Pope condemns Sri Lanka Easter attacks as 'such cruel violence'

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned attacks that killed at least 138 people in three churches and four hotels in Sri Lanka as "such cruel violence" and said he was close to the Christian community, hit..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Reaction to Sri Lanka attacks

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of..
Reuters - Published

Bombs kill 138, wound hundreds in Easter attacks on Sri Lanka churches, hotels

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 138 people and wounded more than 400, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka police say another explosion near national zoo

Sri Lankan police on Sunday reported there had been a seventh explosion, the fourth at a hotel, following six reported at hotels and churches earlier in the day that killed nearly 140 people.
Reuters - Published

Blasts reported at churches in Sri Lanka

Explosions have been reported at two churches in Sri Lanka as Christians celebrate Easter.
BBC News - Published

Counter-terror police arrest four men at Luton Airport

counter-terror police arrest four men at luton airport
The four Sri Lankan nationals arrived at Luton Airport on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police says.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka's wartime defense chief to give up U.S. citizenship

Sri Lanka's controversial former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has launched legal proceedings to renounce his U.S. citizenship, he said on Friday, ahead of a probable candidacy in a presidential..
Reuters - Published

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