Easter Blasts
World  /  Published 07.04.21

Easter attacks mastermind ‘named’

A top Sri Lankan minister said on Tuesday that a radical cleric, who is now under detention, has been identified as the mastermind of the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in 2019 that killed 270 people, i...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 26.04.19

Sri Lanka says Easter attack leader died in hotel bombing

The suspected leader of the militant group Sri Lankan authorities said carried out a series of Easter Sunday bombings died in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel, one of six hotels and churches targeted...
By AP in Colombo

World  /  Published 22.04.19

Sri Lanka declares emergency from midnight

Sri Lanka will impose a state of emergency from midnight on Monday in the wake of the deadly Easter blasts that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500 others, enhancing the counter-terrorism powe...
By PTI in Colombo

Sports  /  Published 26.04.19

Living in anxiety and praying for peace

Nangarhar-born Rashid Khan Arman spends much of the year away from home, either turning out for Afghanistan or playing in one of the lucrative T20 leagues. Much of the year also goes by with the star ...
By Lokendra Pratap Sahi in Calcutta

World  /  Published 26.04.19

Sri Lanka attack kingpin preached slaughter

Zahran Hashim, a radical Muslim preacher accused of masterminding the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, never hid his hatred.He railed against a local performance in which Mus...
By New York Times News Service in Kattankudy


World  /  Published 13.05.19

Lanka police reimposes curfew on four towns

Sri Lankan authorities on Monday reimposed a curfew, a few hours after it was lifted, on four towns in the north-western region following communal violence in the area. “Curfew was lifted at 6 am t...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 27.04.19

Lankan troops find 15 bodies in terror hideout raid

Sri Lankan security forces found 15 bodies, including six children, early Saturday after militants linked to the Easter bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid on their house in the ...
By AP in Colombo

World  /  Published 25.04.19

Sri Lanka Muslims, refugees fear backlash from Easter attack

After fleeing their homes in Pakistan over militant attacks and government persecution, hundreds of Ahmadi Muslims felt they finally found peace in Sri Lanka as they sought resettlement across the wor...
By AP in Pasyala

Opinion  /  Published 26.04.19

Blasts underscore paradigm shift in Sri Lanka

This is not the first time that an Islamist group has been responsible for massacring civilians in Sri Lanka. In the course of its counter-insurgency campaign against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ee...
By Karthick Ram Manoharan

India  /  Published 02.05.19

Modi plays on fear of terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said terrorists were lying in wait for a “weak government” in the country, bringing up the Easter blasts in neighbouring Sri Lanka and suggesting to voter...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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