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Sri Lanka's hotels, beaches, eateries now empty of tourists

HIKKADUWA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sipping fresh coconut water while sunbathing on deserted Hikkaduwa beach, Alexi Konchayenko, a sports trainer from Ukraine, struck a stoical note. Bomb blasts can..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Sri Lankan army probes possible additional extremist groups

Sri Lanka's army chief says other groups of Islamic extremists could be operating in the country independent of the one that carried out Easter Sunday bomb attacks
Newsday - Published Also reported by •FOXNews.comSeattle Times

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Wake Today For Local Sri Lanka Victim [Video]Wake Today For Local Sri Lanka Victim

A wake is scheduled today for a Westchester County woman killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 00:20Published

Sri Lankan police confronts angry mob following spate of violence against Muslims [Video]Sri Lankan police confronts angry mob following spate of violence against Muslims

Sri Lankan police confronted a crowd of angry protesters following the arrest of dozens who allegedly took part in a series of attacks on Muslim communities on Tuesday (May 14). Footage shows police..

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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: Rumble     Duration: 00:58Published

Catholic churches in Sri Lanka resume Sunday services [Video]Catholic churches in Sri Lanka resume Sunday services

Sunday services resumed in churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday amid tight security for the first time since the Easter Sunday bomb attacks which left more than 250 dead. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:46Published

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     Duration: 00:58Published

Corinth Police Investigate Theft In Church During Easter Service [Video]Corinth Police Investigate Theft In Church During Easter Service

Corinth Police said the suspect got into a church office while services were going on and took the money.  Police didn't say how much.

Credit: CBS 11 Dallas     Duration: 00:20Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:41Published

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     Duration: 00:41Published

What's Going on in Sri Lanka? [Video]What's Going on in Sri Lanka?

The recent Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were the deadliest violence in the country since its civil war ended a decade ago—but there's still a lot unknown about what exactly happened and..

Credit: NowThis     Duration: 06:00Published

Meghan Markle Gives Birth to Baby Boy [Video]Meghan Markle Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Meghan Markle officially gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 01:08Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:40Published

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     Duration: 00:40Published

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: Rumble     Duration: 00:44Published

Sri Lanka attack leaves tourism in tatters [Video]Sri Lanka attack leaves tourism in tatters

Sri Lanka's $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling following the Easter Sunday attacks that left more than 250 people dead - with travellers cancelling their holidays en masse. David Doyle..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:43Published

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     Duration: 00:44Published

How Raj escaped Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings:  Emotional Shilpa Shetty [Video]How Raj escaped Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings: Emotional Shilpa Shetty

Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra, recently revealed how her husband Raj Kundra and a couple of his friends escaped the ghastly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that left 253 persons dead. The actress said..

Credit: IANS INDIA     Duration: 01:41Published

Emotional Jacqueline requests fans to help out Sri Lanka VICTIMS [Video]Emotional Jacqueline requests fans to help out Sri Lanka VICTIMS

In the aftermath of the Easter Sunday carnage in Sri Lanka in which more than 250 people lost their lives, actress Jacqueline Fernandez has urged fans to join her in rebuilding the lives of people of..

Credit: IANS INDIA     Duration: 01:52Published

Reuters images of April [Video]Reuters images of April

Images taken by Reuters photographers around the world in April 2019, including the Notre-Dame fire, the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka and the first-ever photo of a black hole. Produced by Canice..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:21Published

VIDEO Pottstown police holding public meeting to discuss recent spate of violence [Video]VIDEO Pottstown police holding public meeting to discuss recent spate of violence

VIDEO Pottstown police holding public meeting to discuss recent spate of violence

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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: Rumble     Duration: 01:13Published

Sri Lanka president: Daesh should leave 'country alone' [Video]Sri Lanka president: Daesh should leave 'country alone'

Sri Lanka's president has said it's possible that a foreign mastermind was behind the Easter Sunday attacks which killed at least 250 people.

Credit: Sky News UK Studios     Duration: 02:26Published

The suicide bombers behind the Sri Lanka attack [Video]The suicide bombers behind the Sri Lanka attack

Sky News reveals details of the eight men behind the suicide bombings that left killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday

Credit: Sky News UK Studios     Duration: 11:47Published

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: Rumble     Duration: 01:37Published

Sri Lanka Authorizes A Return To Social Media After Attacks [Video]Sri Lanka Authorizes A Return To Social Media After Attacks

The government banned use of social media after deadly Easter Sunday explosions because of concerns about hate speech inspiring terrorism.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:00Published

 

Christians Who Died on Easter Were Victims of a Global – And Escalating – Hatred of Christianity

Sri Lanka Easter Sunday victims (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Sri Lanka. April 21. Five hundred wounded, over 300 dead in terrorist attacks.
CNSNews.com - Published

Wake Held For Westchester Woman Killed In Sri Lanka Bombings

Chelsea Decaminada from Katonah, N.Y., was killed in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that claimed more than 250 lives.
CBS 2 - Published

Anxiety and hope over church schools reopening after attacks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month’s devastating Easter Sunday..
Seattle Times - Published

Sri Lankan gov't minister: At least 1 Muslim killed in riots

A Sri Lankan Cabinet minister says a Muslim man was killed and dozens of shops and mosques were destroyed in communal violence in apparent retaliation to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lanka Declares Curfew After Mobs Target Muslims

The island nation has been on alert for retaliatory violence directed at the minority Muslim population after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings.
NYTimes.com - Published

The Latest: Mass held at church where 100 died in bombing

The Latest on the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people when suicide bombers struck three churches and three hotels (all times local): 12 a.m.
FOXNews.com - Published

Sri Lankan church schools to reopen after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan Catholic officials say church-run schools that have been closed since Easter Sunday bomb attacks are expected to reopen next week, and Sunday Masses will resume this weekend if security..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Sri Lanka shrine, attacked on Easter Sunday, reopens for a few hours (AsiaNews)

St. Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade (Facebook page) dates from the early 19th century, and the current church was consecrated in 1940.
Catholic Culture - Published

AP Interview: Sri Lankan president says country now safe

Sri Lanka's president says "99%" of the suspects in Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels have been arrested and their explosive materials seized.
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 7, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the three entrances to the..
CNA - Published

Bombings Deflate Sri Lanka Tourism, and a Village That Depends on It

A luxury resort that bills itself as a retreat from the world is far from the coastal cities targeted in the Easter Sunday attacks. But it, too, is feeling the effects.
NYTimes.com - Published

Sri Lanka police ask public to hand in blades following bomb

Police in Sri Lanka have requested members of the public hand over swords or other large knives to the nearest police stations after hundreds of such blades were discovered in Mosques and homes during..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2, 2019 / 02:09 pm (CNA).- Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for a second week, Catholic leaders..
CNA - Published

A Sunday matinee twist: Nurse becomes man's lifesaving superhero

Shyvonne Allen-Ibitoye has no idea what made her change her mind on Easter Sunday and choose a matinee screening of "Shazam!" instead of attending church, but the change in plans for the registered..
Newsday - Published

Greek man arrested over child's freak Easter Sunday shooting

Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing his gun in the air during Orthodox Easter celebrations and accidentally shooting in the head an eight-year-old girl playing in an adjacent..
FOXNews.com - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Cardinal Ranjith slams government over Easter Sunday bombings (AsiaNews)

“It is the duty of political leaders not to indulge in blame games or waste time by reminding [people of] what took place in the past,” said Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo. “It is their..
Catholic Culture - Published

Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka

Thannamunai, Sri Lanka, May 1, 2019 / 12:14 am (CNA).- As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the *Easter bombings* that claimed more than 250 lives, one parish in a small..
CNA - Published

Sri Lanka: ordination Mass takes place despite threats (AP)

Although Masses have been cancelled throughout Sri Lanka as a safety measure after the Easter Sunday bombings, an ordination Mass took place on schedule in the town of Thannamunai, northeast of the..
Catholic Culture - Published

Social media, polarization risk fueling violence, bishop says

Scranton, Pa., Apr 30, 2019 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- Religious intolerance and violence are being fueled by a polarized society and fanned by social media, Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton told..
CNA - Published

Sri Lanka lifts social media ban nine days after terrorist bombings

Sri Lanka's president ordered an end to the country's temporary ban on social media. The ban was instituted after devastating suicide bombings on Easter Sunday left more than 250 people dead. According..
engadget - Published

After 5 Years, ISIS Leader Purportedly Releases Another Video

A video purports to show the ISIS leader speaking to followers and referencing the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. The first video was released in 2014 as ISIS was rapidly increasing in strength.
NPR - Published

New safety measures in place after Sri Lanka bombings

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Apr 29, 2019 / 05:48 pm (CNA).- One week after the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, authorities continue to seek those responsible for the violence, while enacting new security measures..
CNA - Published

Sri Lanka Bans Face Coverings After Easter Sunday Attacks

The move by President Maithripala Sirisena was meant to help authorities identify people, part of a new security push after a wave of bombings left the country reeling.
NPR - Published

After Terror Attacks, Sri Lanka Bans Female Face Coverings

In Sri Lanka, fear persists after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings killed hundreds of people. Under an emergency law, the country is banning women from wearing face coverings.
NPR - Published

1 week after Easter Sunday blasts, prayers held near iconic Sri Lanka church (The Hindu)

Father Jude Fernando, a priest quoted in the article, also spoke with EWTN about the Easter bombings.
Catholic Culture - Published

AOC accuses Kellyanne Conway of trying to 'stoke suspicion' about her faith

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday alleged Kellyanne Conway was attempting to "stoke suspicion" regarding the freshman rep's religion after the White House adviser questioned why she didn't..
FOXNews.com - Published

Sri Lankan churches stay closed after deadly gunfight

Country remains on high alert after battle with militants linked to Easter Sunday attacks
FT.com - Published

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