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In a four-day operation targeting Islamist militants, Sri Lankan authorities have detained 100 people found in possession of illegal weapons or drugs.

Sri Lanka's troops launched a major hunt for suspects accused of carrying out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people.

Sri Lanka parliament official arrested over extremist ties

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Sri Lanka parliament official arrested over extremist ties

Sri Lankan police say that a parliament staffer was among six people arrested in raids against a Muslim extremist group last week.

Sri Lanka massacre suspects 'all dead or arrested'

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Sri Lanka massacre suspects 'all dead or arrested'

73 suspects have been arrested by Sri Lankan police since the Easter bombings on the island.

For Muslims in Sri Lanka, life has changed forever

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For Muslims in Sri Lanka, life has changed forever

Comment: Sri Lankans of all faiths are united in mourning the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, but Muslim communities are now facing an ...

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Sri Lanka names perpetrators of Easter Sunday massacre

Sri Lankan police have named nine perpetrators of the Easter Sunday attacks, which killed 253 people. They include Zahran Hashim, leader of the National Thowheeth Jama'ath group.

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Sri Lanka's Muslims brace for Islamophobic backlash

Comment: With the memory of last years' social media led violence against them, the country's Muslim minority is already bracing for the ...

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Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid hunt for bombers

At least 18 new suspects were detained in the ongoing investigation into the Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people in Sri Lanka, ...

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Sri Lanka suicide bombers pledged allegiance to IS

The attackers who killed more than 300 people in a series of coordinated suicide bombings in Sri Lanka pledged allegiance to IS, according to a ...

'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

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'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide bombers who hit three churches and three luxury hotels, investigators have ...

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At least 45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

The UN said at least 45 children were killed in the devastating Sri Lanka attack, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the total death toll rose to ...

IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

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IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's devastating series of suicide attacks in Sri Lanka which killed at least 321 ...

Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': official

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Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': official

Sri Lanka's state minister of defence said an initial probe showed the deadly Easter Sunday attacks were a response to the Christchurch mosque ...

Colombo detains Syrian in Easter Sunday blasts investigation

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Colombo detains Syrian in Easter Sunday blasts investigation

Government and military sources said a Syrian man was being investigated for the devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri ...

Bomb detonators found as Colombo declares state of emergency

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Bomb detonators found as Colombo declares state of emergency

Police said they had found 87 bomb detonators at a Colombo bus station as authorities declared a state of emergency on Monday, following a ...

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Sri Lanka government believes local Islamist group behind blasts

A local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) is believed to be behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people.

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Eight arrested in connection with deadly Sri Lanka bombings

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said 'so far the names that have come up are local', but that investigators would look into ...

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Devastating blasts kill scores in Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Nearly 160 people were killed as deadly bombs ripped through churches holding Easter services and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka, including dozens ...

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