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Sri Lanka president sacks intelligence chief over Easter attacks probe

8 June 2019, 10:45 AM

Sri Lanka’s president has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.

A man carrying a sack walks past a mosque in a muslim neighborhood of Colombo, Sri Lanka April 29, 2019, a week after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka on alert for more possible attacks

29 April 2019, 11:01 AM

Sri Lankan security officials have warned that militants behind the Easter Sunday suicide bombings are planning imminent attacks and could be dressed in military uniforms.

Sri Lankan security personnel

Sri Lanka observes nationwide three-minute silence for bomb victims

23 April 2019, 5:30 AM

National flags were lowered and people bowed their heads as the silence began at 8:30 am local time (0300 GMT), the time the first of six attacks occurred on Sunday.

Security personnel stand guard outside a church after a bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka says international network involved

22 April 2019, 1:13 PM

There was no claim of responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks, which mainly took place during church services or when hotel guests were sitting down for breakfast buffets.

Sri Lanka crisis turns violent as one killed at ex-minister’s office

29 October 2018, 10:48 AM

A political crisis in Sri Lanka took a deadly turn on Sunday, with one person killed when a sacked cabinet minister tried to re-enter his office.

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