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Sri Lanka remembers Easter Sunday bombing victims
The first anniversary of Sri Lanka's 2019 Easter Sunday bombings has been marked with silence and bells amid its coronavirus curfew. Suspected Islamist attackers killed 268 people, Catholic and Protestant, and tourists.
German police officer rescues woman from forced marriage
22 Dec 2019
A young woman was on board an airplane about to set off to an arranged marriage in Sri Lanka against her will. But at the last second, an alert police officer intervened.
Sri Lanka: Vote counting begins in presidential election marred by violence
18 Nov 2019
Violent incidents marred Sri Lanka's presidential election; gunmen fired at a bus transporting Muslim voters to the polls. This only magnified national security as a top priority for the 16 million eligible voters.
Sri Lanka arrests top officials over failure to stop Easter bombings
7 Jul 2019
Sri Lanka's top police inspector and a former defense secretary have been arrested for failing to avert blasts that killed more than 250 people in April. Prosecutors accused the men of grave negligence.
Modi woos Sri Lanka, Maldives as India fends off Chinese influence
10 Jun 2019
Indian Premier Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka on a brief visit that New Delhi says emphasizes his "neighborhood-first policy." China is also trying to exert its influence in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Muslim killed in Sri Lanka riots despite curfew
15 May 2019
Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening.
Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi appears in new video
30 Apr 2019
For the first time in five years, the leader of IS has appeared on video. He talks about recent incidents, including the fall of Baghouz last month, and praises the Sri Lanka attacks.
Asia's Christians face increased political violence
27 Apr 2019
The persecution of Christians across the world is on the rise, just like the politicization of religion. But in the wake of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, experts are warning against proclaiming a war between faiths.
After the tragedy, Sri Lankan tourism braces for impact
25 Apr 2019
More than 350 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday. The attacks struck at the heart of the country's vibrant tourism industry, a sector of importance to the country’s fragile economy.
Sri Lanka: pros and cons of blocking Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation
24 Apr 2019
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Sri Lanka: pros and cons of blocking Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation.
Sri Lanka mourns bombing victims as death toll tops 300
23 Apr 2019
Authorities in Sri Lanka had received warnings about an upcoming attack weeks before the coordinated bombings killed hundreds on Easter, officials said. Sri Lanka has declared a day on national mourning.