3 week ago
Sri Lanka imposes curfew in Negombo and blocked access to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Viber, and Snapchat after clashes in Negombo between ethnic Sinhalese and Muslim groups. Police has brought situation under control after rioting.
3 week ago
Social media and messaging apps blocked again in SriLanka amid ethnic violence in Negombo; Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber currently disrupted according to network data; incident ongoing
Sri Lanka's Sirisena says Easter Sunday bombings have dealt major blow to economy, tourism sector
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's upcoming visit to Sri Lanka and the Maldives has been cancelled in light of the security situation in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks.
A 27-year-old (allegedly Muslim) man has been hacked to death today in Vanuniya, SriLanka. Police investigations underway.
, a Pulitzer-prize winning @Reuters photojournalist, was arrested today in SriLanka "as he allegedly did not possess any media accreditation issued by the SriLanka government"
President of Sri Lanka: A third party may have planned recent attacks
Sri Lanka Cabinet ministers say intelligence warns of more suicide attacks by group behind Easter Sunday bombings.
Sri Lankan President: If we were aware of the Easter attacks, we would take precautionary measures to avoid the tragedy
3 week ago
In the video, titled "In the Hospitality of the Emir of the Believers," Baghdadi praises Sri Lanka attackers over images of the attackers/attack (though not in the visual interview section; the audio may have thus been added a later recording)-calling it revenge for Baghouz
Pompeo: We will continue to defeat ISIS in Afghanistan or South Asia and everywhere
Sri Lanka's president appoints new defense minister
4 week ago
Sri Lanka bans any form of face covering that will hinder the identification of a person under emergency regulations. Decision taken by President @MaithripalaS to ban all forms of face covering that will hinder easy identification under emergency regulations.
4 week ago
ISIS published additional suicide attack picture after police raid, claiming that three ISIS militants clashed with security forces before detonating their suicide belts.
President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena, in terms of powers vested in him as the under Emergency Regulations No.01 of 2019, has taken steps to ban the organizations National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI) in Sri Lanka after Easter blasts.
Negombo deputy mayor Mohamad Ansar (UPFA) arrested with swords and suspicious items - Police spokesman confirms
Explosives found in a house in Sammanthurai, Ampara. Seven arrested in a raid conducted by Police and Army,
1 month ago
A large number of items have been recovered during a joint raid in the Senthilgaman area in Samanthurai, Ampara. The raid was conducted by the police, STF, and the Army.
Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Attapattu says they are informed of an incident unfolding in Sainthamardu, Kalmunai waiting for confirmation. However, police sources say, shootout between Police and another group reported from the area.
Sri Lanka's security forces found a bomb-making depot in a house where they had been conducting raid in the Sainthamardu area
Archbishop of Colombo says there will be no Sunday Masses until further notice after bombings in Sri Lanka
British Foreign Ministry warns citizens not to travel to Sri Lanka due to security situation
Sri Lankan Prime Minister: Several suspects in Sunday's bombings are still at large
Defense Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has tendered his resignation, which will come into effect from 6 PM.
Police curfew will come into effect once more from 10pm today to 4 am tomorrow
Sri Lanka police arrest 3 persons along with 21 hand grenade type, locally made low explosives and 6 swords during a search operation in Modera
Tonight Sri Lankan police have arrested 12 other people across the country.
Sri Lankan police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera, tells CNN that Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim, prominent spice trader and father of two suicide bombers, is in custody along with other family members, on suspicion of aiding and abetting the Easter bombing terror suspects.
Israel's anti-terrorism body warns of new attacks soon in Sri Lanka
Fatima Ibrahim, the wife of Sri Lankan millionaire businessman-turned-Islamic State suicide bomber Inshaf Ahmed Ibrahim blew herself up with her unborn child, as well as three young sons, when police raided the family home on Sunday night.