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Sri Lanka remembers Easter Sunday bombing victims
The first anniversary of Sri Lanka's 2019 Easter Sunday bombings has been marked with silence and bells amid its coronavirus curfew. Suspected Islamist attackers killed 268 people, Catholic and Protestant, and tourists.
Sri Lanka: Vote counting begins in presidential election marred by violence
Violent incidents marred Sri Lanka's presidential election; gunmen fired at a bus transporting Muslim voters to the polls. This only magnified national security as a top priority for the 16 million eligible voters.
Sri Lanka arrests top officials over failure to stop Easter bombings
Sri Lanka's top police inspector and a former defense secretary have been arrested for failing to avert blasts that killed more than 250 people in April. Prosecutors accused the men of grave negligence.
Muslim killed in Sri Lanka riots despite curfew
Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening.
Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi appears in new video
For the first time in five years, the leader of IS has appeared on video. He talks about recent incidents, including the fall of Baghouz last month, and praises the Sri Lanka attacks.
After the tragedy, Sri Lankan tourism braces for impact
More than 350 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday. The attacks struck at the heart of the country's vibrant tourism industry, a sector of importance to the country’s fragile economy.
Sri Lanka: pros and cons of blocking Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation
Sri Lanka: pros and cons of blocking Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation.