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In Surprise Move, Sri Lanka Extends Emergency By Another Month

Jun 22, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

In late May, President Sirisena told diplomats -- from Australia, Canada, Japan, the US and European states -- the security situation was '99 per cent back to normal' and he would allow the emergency laws to lapse by June 22.

NIA Continues Searches For Second Day In ISIS Kerala-Tamil Nadu Module Case

Jun 13, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

After carrying out searches at seven locations in the city on Wednesday, the NIA had detained six people for questioning and arrested prime accused Mohammed Azarudeen, who was a Facebook friend of Sri Lankan Easter Day blasts mastermind Zahra Hashim.


Sri Lanka, Pulwama Attack Made India Determined To Strengthen Cooperation for Sustainable Security: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India is open to ideas on how we can make the work of Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS), which specifically deals with issues relating to security and defence, more effective.

India Offers Sri Lanka Full Support In Dealing With Threat Of 'Jihadi Terrorism'

May 18, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Indian authorities shared intelligence with Sri Lanka before the serial blasts rocked the neighbouring country. However, Sri Lankan authorities failed to act on the intelligence inputs.


One Killed In Communal Riots In Sri Lanka Despite Nationwide Curfew

The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during anti-Muslim rioting which began Sunday.

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07 May, 2019

Two Key Members Of Terror Group Behind Easter Bombings Are Abroad: Police Official

Outlook Web Bureau

Efforts are on at the diplomatic level to get the two prominent members of the National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ), which carried out the Easter Sunday suicide attacks on April 21, arrested and deported to Sri Lanka.


05 May, 2019

Sri Lanka Expels 600 Foreign Nationals Including 200 Islamic Clerics After Easter Bombings

Outlook Web Bureau

"Considering the current situation in the country, we have reviewed the visas system and took a decision to tighten visa restrictions for religious teachers," Sri Lanka Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.


03 May, 2019

Sister Of Sri Lanka Bombings Mastermind Arrested; Assets Of Bombers To Be Confiscated

Outlook Web Bureau

Mohammed Zahran, the leader of the now banned, National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), was responsible for the Easter Sunday bombing at the luxury hotel, Shangri-La.


03 May, 2019

India-Based Photojournalist Arrested In Sri Lanka For Trespassing

Outlook Web Bureau

Siddiqui Ahamad Danish was arrested on the charges of unauthorised entry and was later remanded by the Negombo magistrate till May 15.


01 May, 2019

'Leave My Country Alone', Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State

Outlook Web Bureau

Sirisena said authorities were aware of “a small group” of Sri Lankans who had travelled abroad to receive training from Islamic State over the past decade.


01 May, 2019

Islamic Preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV Banned By Cable Operators In Sri Lanka

Outlook Web Bureau

Investigations have revealed that Saharan Hashim, the main suspect in the serial blasts in Sri Lanka, used to follow the preaching of Naik. The April 21 Easter Sunday bombings killed at least 250 people.


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01 May, 2019

Two Indian Nationals Arrested In Sri Lanka For Not Having Valid Visa

Outlook Web Bureau

The others arrested for the crime, include ten Nigerians, an Iraqi, and a Thai national staying in different parts of the Lankan capital.


01 May, 2019

People Wearing Face-Masks Or Burqas Could Pose A Threat To National Security, Says Shiv Sena

Outlook Web Bureau

Shiv Sena alleged that many Muslims have not understood the true meaning of their religion (Islam), and have confused it with traditions and customs like burqa, polygamy, triple talaq and resistance to family planning.


30 April, 2019

Sri Lanka Blasts: US Warns Of More Attacks By Active Members Of Terror Group Still At Large

Outlook Web Bureau

The US Embassy in Colombo has said that at the request of the Sri Lankan Government, US security experts were working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on "fulfilling short term, specific objectives" related to the recent attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice.


30 April, 2019

Sri Lanka Easter Attacks: Police Arrest Three Suspects, Seize Van

Outlook Web Bureau

Powerful blasts ripped through three churches and as many luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, killing 253 people and injuring more than 500 others.


30 April, 2019

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Assures Hoteliers Financial Aid, Reviving Tourism

Outlook Web Bureau

President Sirisena acknowledged during his meeting on Monday with the country's hoteliers, that the tourism and hotel industries were worst hit after the string of powerful blasts ripped through three churches and as many luxury hotels on Easter Sunday.


30 April, 2019

Kerala Man, A Follower Of Sri Lanka Blasts Mastermind, Planned To Launch Suicide Attack: NIA

Outlook Web Bureau

The accused, 29, has reportedly confessed to have been inspired by Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind behind last Sunday's suicide bombings in Sri Lanka in which at least 250 died.


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29 April, 2019

Sri Lanka Bomb Suspect's Sister Says 18 Relatives Feared Dead Since Easter Sunday Attacks

Outlook Web Bureau

Mohamed Hashim Mathaniya, the sister of Mohamed Zahran Hashim, the man Sri Lankan authorities believe was one of the leaders of the attacks, said she identified her brother from photographs of his body parts at the police station earlier in the week.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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