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Sri Lankan cable operators, “Dialogue” and “SLT” block Peace TV

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cable operators, “Dialogue” and “SLT” have banned the airing of Zakir Naik’s Peace TV following the bomb blasts in the island state on Easter Sunday. Both cable operators are the largest cable operators in Sri Lanka. An

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Sri Lanka Blast: Nine suicide bombers identified

COLOMBO:Sri Lanka’s police yesterday named nine people who staged Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253 people, and said the attackers’ assets will be confiscated in line with anti-terror laws. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera confirmed that two of the luxury hotels

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Niqab banned in Sri Lanka due to national security concerns

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has officially banned the usage of the niqab for Muslim women on the grounds of national security. “The ban is to ensure national security. No one should obscure their faces to make identification difficult,” said President Maithripala

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Churches silenced a week post Sri Lanka bomb blasts

COLOMBO: Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass as security concerns remained high a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels across the island nation. Sri Lanka has been on high alert since the attacks on

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Sri Lanka IGP Pujith Jayasundara refuses to quit amidst calls from Sirisena

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka inspector general of police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president’s office said on Saturday, deepening the rift

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Sirisena: NTJ, Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) banned

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka president Maithiripala Sirisena has banned two local Muslim groups – National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) one week after a series of bomb blasts that happened last week. The bomb blasts that happened on

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15 including 6 children killed in gun battle in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suicide bombers killed more

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Suicide bomb leader cast shadow of fear over Sri Lanka town

Zahran Hashim’s sword-wielding zealotry fuelled fears in the sleepy east coast town of Kattankudy long before the cleric became Sri Lanka’s most wanted man over the horrific Easter Sunday suicide attacks. The country’s president announced Friday that Hashim led and died in

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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: The profile of suicide bombers

K Pragalath COLOMBO: The suicide bombers who caused the mayhem in Sri Lanka fit into certain sets of profile. The Leaders Online had previously highlighted the profile of Zahran Hashim. While Zahran appears to have come from an economically poor

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Sri Lanka bomb blasts: Knowing suicide bomber Zahran Hashim

By: Muheed Jeeran COLOMBO: Zahran Hashim is from Kathankudy in Batticaloa district, Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. He has a history of trouble making and Criminal Investigation Department was well aware of his history. His brother is also a moulavi,

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