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Sri Lanka's Muslims 'demonised' after Easter bombings

Life for many of Sri Lanka's Muslims has become tougher since April's Easter Sunday bombings.
BBC News - Published

Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favors Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans, angered by the government's inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka police say no evidence for direct IS link to Easter attacks

Sri Lankan police have not found enough evidence to prove that Islamic State (IS) militants were directly involved with the Easter Sunday bombings, the chief investigator said on Wednesday, even though..
Reuters - Published

"They bombed our livelihoods": Sri Lanka's tourism firms struggle after attacks

Pearl Divers, a diving school on one of Sri Lanka's most popular southern beaches, shut shop for two months after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels on the island on Easter Sunday, killing..
Reuters - Published

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka nosedive in May, June after bombings

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka fell sharply in May and June from a year ago, as visitors shunned the Indian Ocean island after the Easter Sunday attacks, the tourism bureau said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka prosecutor orders probe of nine officers over Easter bombing lapses

Sri Lanka's main prosecutor directed the acting police chief to carry out an investigation into nine officers who are suspected of failing to help prevent the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka police bring five Easter bomb suspects back from Saudi Arabia

Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody on Friday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said.
Reuters - Published

Man admits Easter bomb hoax at Creggan councillor's home

man admits easter bomb hoax at creggan councillor's home
A man has pleaded guilty to placing a hoax bomb outside the home of an independent republican councillor in Derry on Easter Sunday.
Belfast Telegraph - Published

Sri Lanka attacks: India arrests man 'linked to Easter Sunday bomber'

sri lanka attacks: india arrests man 'linked to easter sunday bomber'
He is the allegedly leader of an Islamic State militant cell, federal investigators said.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka travel: UK relaxes advice after Easter attacks

sri lanka travel: uk relaxes advice after easter attacks
The Foreign Office reassesses the threat level after coordinated bomb attacks on Easter Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka Muslim officials quit in solidarity with minister accused of Islamist ties

Eight Muslim government officials in Sri Lanka quit their portfolios on Monday in solidarity with the industry minister accused by the opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed more than..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka bombings: Live updates as inquests open into deaths of Essex victims in Easter Sunday terror attack

sri lanka bombings: live updates as inquests open into deaths of essex victims in easter sunday terror attack
Ben lost his entire family in the bombing
Essex Chronicle - Published Also reported by •Brentwood Gazette

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark somber Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that..
Reuters - Published

What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

In Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, a lane that used to be alive with the sound of children playing is silent.
Reuters - Published

ASOS billionaire who lost children in Sri Lanka terror attack thanks Scots for support

asos billionaire who lost children in sri lanka terror attack thanks scots for support
Speaking for the first time since the tragedy, Scotland's biggest land owner Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife said the Highland public “touched our hearts” following the Easter Sunday attack.
Daily Record - Published

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

A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka reimposes ban on social media as mosques attacked in worst unrest since Easter Sunday bombings

Several mosques and Muslim homes damaged in escalating violence
Independent - Published

First mass in Sri Lanka churches since Easter Sunday massacre

Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the..
Reuters - Published

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

A Sri Lankan court on Friday authorized a DNA test to confirm that the presumed ringleader of coordinated Islamist attacks that killed over 250 people on Easter Sunday in churches and hotels did indeed..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka sets up hotline to report increasing anti-Muslim harassment in the wake of Easter Sunday attacks

Telegraph.co.uk - Published

Sri Lanka army chief says threat of more Islamist militant attacks contained

Sri Lanka's army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks has been contained and the security services have dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter..
Reuters - Published

From a hockey game to scenes of carnage: covering the Sri Lanka attacks

Reuters Colombo correspondent Shihar Aneez was at a hockey game when suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 250 people and wounding hundreds more.
Reuters - Published

Bright colours and emotional goodbyes as crusading lawyer Polly Higgins is laid to rest just four weeks after cancer diagnosis

bright colours and emotional goodbyes as crusading lawyer polly higgins is laid to rest just four weeks after cancer diagnosis
She died at her home in Stroud on Easter Sunday, aged 50
Stroud Life - Published Also reported by •Gloucestershire EchoGloucester Citizen

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..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka April tourist arrivals slide after Easter bombings

Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka tumbled 7.5 percent in April from a year ago, as travelers shunned the island nation after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings, a senior official of the state tourism bureau..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka says dismantles big part of bombers' network, freezes assets

Sri Lankan authorities say they have dismantled a major part of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings, confiscating bomb-making material and freezing assets worth about $40 million linked to..
Reuters - Published

All suspects in Sri Lanka bombings arrested or dead: acting police chief

All suspected plotters and those directly linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings have either been arrested or are dead, the country's acting police chief said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka deploys troops after communal violence breaks out in wake of Easter Sunday bombings

Telegraph.co.uk - Published

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