Emergency regulations passed by Parliament

Parliament passed emergency regulations today without a vote. The emergency regulations give the Police and military more powers to deal with suspects. The Army said that...

Curfew imposed from 10pm tonight to 4am tomorrow

An island-wide police curfew has been imposed from 10 pm tonight to 4 am tomorrow (Thursday). A night curfew had been imposed from Sunday following...

All-party conference and inter-religious conference convened

An all-party conference and an inter-religious conference has been convened tomorrow. President Maithripala Sirisena has called for the meetings to discuss the crisis in the...

Bomb hit Kingsbury Colombo to resume operations

The Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, which was among three Colombo hotels hit by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, is to resume operations tomorrow (April...

President tells Defence Secretary and IGP to resign

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to resign. The President sought their resignations over...

Female among nine suicide bombers involved in attacks

A female was among nine suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks, investigators have found. The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has identified eight of...

STF destroys unattended motorcycle in Pettah

The Police Special Task Force (STF) destroyed an unattended motorcycle in Pettah in a controlled explosion today. The area was cordoned off and the bomb...

Easter Sunday attackers were from well-to-do families

The Easter Sunday suicide bombers were from well-to-do families and were well educated, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena said today. Speaking at a media...

US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

The U.S. had no prior knowledge of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the American ambassador said Wednesday, despite...

Another bomb found in Katana defused

The security forces defused another bomb found inside a bag in Katana today. The Police said the bomb was defused in a controlled explosion.

Case filed against Tissa on forged documents dismissed

The case filed against former United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has been dismissed by court. Attanayake was accused of producing forged documents...

Controlled explosion carried out on motorcycle near Savoy

A controlled explosion was carried out on a motorcycle near the Savoy cinema, the Police said. The Police said that the area was cleared and...

Van detained, more suspects taken into custody

A suspicious van has been detained and more suspects taken into custody over the Easter Sunday bombings. The Police said that the van, bearing number...

Easter Sunday death toll goes beyond 350

The death toll from the deadly Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka has gone beyond 350. The Police said that as of this morning (Wednesday)...

Singer Amal Perera released

Singer Amal Perera has been released after being questioned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Perera and five others who were arrested in Dubai had...

New Zealand PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on...

Eighteen suspects arrested, walkie-talkies, vehicles seized

The Police have arrested eighteen suspects and seized walkie-talkies and vehicles in an operation carried out last night linked to the Easter Sunday bombings. The...

At least 45 children among those killed in Sri Lanka

At least 45 children are among those killed in Sri Lanka during the Easter Sunday attacks. The UN children's agency, UNICEF said it is deeply...

More foreigners killed in Easter Sunday attacks identified

As at Tuesday, 23rd  April 2019 4.00 pm, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 34, the Foreign Ministry...

Hollywood comes out in support of Sri Lanka

Hollywood has come out in support of Sri Lanka following the deadly bombings in which over 300 people were killed. Top stars Celine Dion and...