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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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In tearful ceremony, Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

Weeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.
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China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings

After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the..
Reuters - Published

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Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings [Video]Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

eeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people. Havovi..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

Sri Lanka anniversary: Paying tribute to soldiers of war [Video]Sri Lanka anniversary: Paying tribute to soldiers of war

A painful anniversary, 10 years after Sri Lanka's Civil War ended, Al Jazeera takes a look at how the victims are being remembered.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

Sri Lanka anniversary: 10 years since civil war ended [Video]Sri Lanka anniversary: 10 years since civil war ended

The UN estimates that 40,000 civilians were killed in the last few months of the fighting as the government launched its final assault on the Tamil Tigers.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Sri Lanka's war: Victims demand justice for rights violations [Video]Sri Lanka's war: Victims demand justice for rights violations

Victims of civil war seek accountability from both Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels for crimes against civilians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:38Published

10 years on, Sri Lanka grapples with war's legacy [Video]10 years on, Sri Lanka grapples with war's legacy

Government forces fought the Tamil Tigers for over two decades, today Sri Lankans are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:17Published

Sri Lanka: Curfew lifted amid religious tension [Video]Sri Lanka: Curfew lifted amid religious tension

Government minister says 'Buddhist extremists' are behind the anti-Muslim attacks this week, following the Easter Sunday attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Sri Lanka unrest: Police vow 'maximum force' against violence [Video]Sri Lanka unrest: Police vow 'maximum force' against violence

More than 70 people have been arrested and are in custody facing charges related to this week’s violence.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Sri Lanka orders nationwide curfew amid anti-Muslim riots [Video]Sri Lanka orders nationwide curfew amid anti-Muslim riots

Indefinite curfew imposed in North Western Province where Muslim man was killed on Monday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:15Published

Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increase [Video]Sri Lanka unrest: Violence against Muslims increase

Leaders warn that violence will not only increase tension but also hinder the investigation into the Easter bombings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:42Published

Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings [Video]Sri Lanka blocks social media after worst anti-Muslim unrest since Easter bombings

Sri Lanka on Monday temporarily blocked some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst unrest since..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader [Video]Sri Lankan Authorities Arrest Scholar For Alleged Links To Bombing Ringleader

According to a report by Reuters, 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,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Sri Lanka bombings: Court approve use of DNA testing [Video]Sri Lanka bombings: Court approve use of DNA testing

Relatives of the killers say they did not know of their intentions, but not everyone believes them.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Sri Lankan Muslims fear for safety after Easter Sunday attacks [Video]Sri Lankan Muslims fear for safety after Easter Sunday attacks

Sporadic attacks on Muslim houses and shops have increased those fears.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published

What To Do After Hotel Check In [Video]What To Do After Hotel Check In

Before you get comfortable there are a few precautions you should take. Here are some things to do after you check in at a hotel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Sri Lanka Says More Islamist Militant Attacks Cannot Be Ruled Out [Video]Sri Lanka Says More Islamist Militant Attacks Cannot Be Ruled Out

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that investigators have dismantled a large part of the network linked to Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombings, but..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Baby elephants rescued from pit in Sri Lanka [Video]Baby elephants rescued from pit in Sri Lanka

Two elephant calves that had fallen into a pit in Galkiriyagama, Sri Lanka were rescued on Monday after struggling in the hole for nearly three hours. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Sri Lanka bombings: Investigations under way [Video]Sri Lanka bombings: Investigations under way

Investigations zero in on how one man may have masterminded the deadliest attack in Sri Lanka since the end of the Civil War.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict [Video]Sri Lanka Police Arrest Two People In School Re-Opening Conflict

According to Reuters.com, "Sri Lanka police arrested two men after a personal feud led to clashes between two sectarian groups in a beachside resort north of the capital, the site of one of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Sri Lanka Police Discover Islamist Training Camp [Video]Sri Lanka Police Discover Islamist Training Camp

Reuters reports Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Sri Lankan President Vows Stability In Wake Of Deadly String Of Bombings [Video]Sri Lankan President Vows Stability In Wake Of Deadly String Of Bombings

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Sri Lanka President said that security forces would 'eradicate terrorism' following devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday and restore stability..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000 [Video]Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

One week after the attacks in Sri Lanka, executives from the country’s Tourism Development Authority and national airline attended the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:34Published

Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks [Video]Trump says he mourns for Christians and Muslims killed in recent attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump participated in a dinner for the National Day of Prayer in Washington D.C., saying he mourned for Christians recently murdered during the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

U.S. diplomat warns of more attacks in Sri Lanka [Video]U.S. diplomat warns of more attacks in Sri Lanka

The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video [Video]ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears in propaganda video

Unclear when footage was filmed but Baghdadi purportedly refers to Sri Lanka attacks and fight for Syria's Baghouz.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

 

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

Sri Lanka’s hotels, beaches and eateries now empty of tourists

Hotel occupancy across the island of Sri Lanka has plummeted by 85% to 90%. The tropical beaches, restaurants and shops are empty.
USATODAY.com - 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

Sri Lanka's tourism suffers after blasts

Sri Lanka was the Lonely Planet guide's top travel destination for 2019, but since the Easter attacks on churches and luxury hotels, foreign tourists have fled. (May 16)
USATODAY.com - Published

Sri Lankan army defends rehiring major amid outcry from rights groups

Sri Lanka's army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka army investigates video of apparent anti-Muslim attack

Sri Lanka's army said on Wednesday it was investigating a video posted on social media that showed a man dressed as a soldier walking away seconds before a mob attacked a building during anti-Muslim..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence

Sri Lankan soldiers in armored vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and..
Reuters - 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

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