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215 killed, around 500 injured as blasts hit churches, luxury hotels on Easter in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO: A string of eight devastating blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people and shattering a… Read more »

156 killed, over 500 injured as six blasts hit three churches, three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO: Six near simultaneous explosions rocked three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, killing at least 156 people and injuring over 500… Read more »

Maithripala Sirisena suspends parliament till November 16 as political crisis deepens in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament till November 16 after sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority, deepening the political… Read more »

Mahinda Rajapaksa dismisses allegations of Chinese funding in 2015 presidential polls

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COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today dismissed a media report that claimed China had funded his unsuccessful 2015 presidential re-run. “No contribution was made by China to my… Read more »