Blame game over terror attacks

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The Government and the Opposition yesterday traded accusations over intelligence failures following Easter Sunday’s deadly attacks that left nearly ..

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US State Department warns ‘terrorists’ continue plotting Sri Lanka attacks

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:50 Views - 39

Reuters: The US State Department said in a revised travel advisory ‘terrorist groups’ were continuing to plot possible attacks in Sri Lanka after

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Parliament meets today

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Party Leaders have accepted the Speakers decision to summon Parliament at 10.30 a.m. today enabling the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to make a

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CSE opens today

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The Colombo Stock Exchange in consultation with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka announced that trading and related market operatio

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Trump rings Ranil to express sympathy and support

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US President Donald Trump yesterday telephoned Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to share condolences and extend his support. Prime Minister’s Med

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Pompeo vows fight on ‘Islamic radical terrorism’ after Sri Lanka attacks

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AFP: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Monday that the United States will keep fighting “radical Islamic terror” after devastating attacks in S

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Interpol sends team to investigate Sri Lanka attacks

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AFP: Interpol is deploying a team of investigators, including experts in disaster victim identification, to Sri Lanka to help local authorities in the

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Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

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AFP: Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for his

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President appoints 3-member Special Council to probe terror attacks

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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday appointed a three-member Special Council to inquire into the series of explosions in the country on Easter Su

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President chairs emergency meeting of National Security Council

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President Maithripala Sirisena presided over an emergency meeting of National Security Council yesterday and the following decisions were taken at the

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Mahinda faults Govt. for security lapses

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By Nuwan Senarathna Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday faulted the Government for what he termed as negligent handling of vital intelligen

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Chinese President condoles, says stands by SL

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a condolence message to his Sri Lankan counterpart on 21 April, after multiple deadly attacks shook the country.

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Commonwealth Secretary-General expresses condolences, solidarity in wake of Sri Lanka attacks

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland yesterday expressed her revulsion at the appalling news of the horrendous and mindless coordinated se

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Pakistan strongly condemns explosive attacks across Sri Lanka

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The Government of Pakistan said it strongly condemns the barbaric explosive attacks across Sri Lanka that caused numerous casualties and a huge loss o

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‘Where is God?’: Sri Lankans stunned after deadly blasts

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AFP: As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country’s deadly civil war

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Timeline - Sri Lankan bomb attacks on hotels, churches: 20 minutes of carnage

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Reuters: Bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 207 and injuring 450 people, in the first major

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Christians afraid to attend church after blasts

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AFP: Members of Sri Lanka’s Christian minority have been left afraid to go to church after deadly attacks that hit Easter services, killing nearly 3

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Relatives endure grim screening to identify dead at Colombo morgue

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AFP: Some hid their eyes, some collapsed in tears as gruesome images of victims from Sri Lanka’s Easter massacre were projected on to a screen in fr

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Pakistani Christians and Muslims hold candles at a tribute to Sri Lankan bomb blast victims

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Pakistani Christians and Muslims hold candles at a tribute to Sri Lankan bomb blast victims at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Lahore on 22 April

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Ranil and Dhammika heat up Fireside Chat


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Diplomatic discourse on Sri Lanka’s way forward

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