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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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"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

U.S. conference to host victims of religious persecution

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan: Lack of partnerships cost us against Sri Lanka [Video]Eoin Morgan: Lack of partnerships cost us against Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan believes England neglected the basics of batting in their shock World Cup defeat to Sri Lanka but insists the setback will not puncture their self-confidence.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

Sri Lanka attacks: Bombed church reopens [Video]Sri Lanka attacks: Bombed church reopens

A panel of politicians investigating the atrocities have heard how repeated warnings were received - including one minute before the explosions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church [Video]India's Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

The Indian leader visits church bombed during Easter on his first trip to neighbouring Sri Lanka since his re-election.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published

Sri Lanka intelligence chief fired after criticism over bombings [Video]Sri Lanka intelligence chief fired after criticism over bombings

President Sirisena fires chief of national intelligence for suggesting he had been forewarned about Easter bombings.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published

Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency [Video]Sri Lanka blasts: Prior warnings ignored by intelligence agency

The police said the State Intelligence Service received repeated warnings of possible attacks and detailed a series of delays by all security agencies to act.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Australia's home minister visits bombed Sri Lankan Church [Video]Australia's home minister visits bombed Sri Lankan Church

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has visited one of the churches bombed in the Easter Sunday attack and offered flowers to the victims of the deadly attack. Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Sri Lanka civil war: Victim's father vows to fight for justice [Video]Sri Lanka civil war: Victim's father vows to fight for justice

The father of a boy who was executed during the civil war wants to seek justice from the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:45Published

Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk [Video]Sri Lanka president pardons hardline Buddhist monk

No reason given for the pardon, which comes a week after Buddhist hardliners attacked Muslim-owned properties.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

 

Prosecutors say tests needed before Sri Lanka sterilization case can proceed

Sri Lankan prosecutors said on Thursday tests would be needed to establish whether a Muslim doctor had sterilized Buddhist patients, while there was no evidence to support other charges against him of..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lankan government defeats no-confidence motion brought over Easter bombings

The Sri Lankan government on Thursday defeated a no-confidence motion brought by an opposition party over what it called "criminal negligence" in failing to prevent Easter Day bomb attacks on hotels..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka PM says still in talks with U.S. on military cooperation pact

Sri Lanka is still in talks with the United States on a status-of-forces agreement (SOFA) for visiting U.S. military personnel, the prime minister said, disregarding a warning by the president that it..
Reuters - Published

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