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Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Church bells tolled mournfully at Colombo’s devastated St Anthony’s Shrine on Sunday, as scores of Christians wept but defiantly prayed and lit candles for the victims of the horrific Easter …

Respect human rights while fighting terror

Respect human rights while fighting terror

The United States has said that while applying improved safety mechanisms to protect Sri Lanka’s citizens from new threats, it is imperative that the Sri Lankan government do so in ways that also protect rule of law and that do not infringe upon the human rights …

A completely changed person’: Friend says, radicalised in Australia,

A completely changed person’: Friend says, radicalised in Australia,

A close friend of Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed’s said he became radicalised during his time in Australia.  The suicide bomber studied a postgraduate degree at Melbourne’s Swinburne University from 2009 before leaving the country in 2013. “He was really angry with the US and its alliance’s attacks …

Indian security agencies suspect that the recent terror attack in Sri Lanka was financed by a Pakistan-based drug cartel. Drug smugglers based in Pakistan have been using the Sri Lankan sea route for the last seven years to export drugs to Europe after a clamp …

NTJ wanted separate Islamic confederate in region

NTJ wanted separate Islamic confederate in region

Central agencies responsible for countering the influence of Islamic State in India have found that Sri Lanka-based National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ), a Tamil Nadu-based outfit and some people from Kerala …

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

Intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack in Sri Lanka were shared by Indian agencies with their Sri Lankan counterparts earlier this month after the National Investigation Agency completed its probe into an Islamic State-inspired module planning to kill prominent leaders in South India, officials …

Islamic State and Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania Claim Responsibility for  Attacks

Islamic State and Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania Claim Responsibility for Attacks

The Islamic State and the Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania group have both claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks carried out in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Reuters quoted the Islamic State’s AMAQ …

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says recent attacks occurred this morning is an attempt to make the country and economy unstable. Delivering a statement Wickremesinghe said the law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations. …

Coordinated terrorist attacks as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter Mass

Coordinated terrorist attacks as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter Mass

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of …

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Thomson Reuters Foundation responded to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon statement published on Friday 5 April that claimed that Thomson Reuters Foundation’s expose on labour abuses on tea estates were false.  Following is the response from Kieran Guilbart, the Thomson Reuters Foundation commissioning editor, along …