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22 Dec 2019
A young woman was on board an airplane about to set off to an arranged marriage in Sri Lanka against her will. But at the last second, an alert police officer intervened.
18 Nov 2019
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.
7 Jul 2019
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.
10 Jun 2019
Indian Premier Narendra Modi has arrived in Sri Lanka on a brief visit that New Delhi says emphasizes his "neighborhood-first policy." China is also trying to exert its influence in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
15 May 2019
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.
30 Apr 2019
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.
27 Apr 2019
The persecution of Christians across the world is on the rise, just like the politicization of religion. But in the wake of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, experts are warning against proclaiming a war between faiths.
25 Apr 2019
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.
24 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka: pros and cons of blocking Facebook to stop the spread of misinformation.
23 Apr 2019
Authorities in Sri Lanka had received warnings about an upcoming attack weeks before the coordinated bombings killed hundreds on Easter, officials said. Sri Lanka has declared a day on national mourning.
23 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka Attacks: Why target the minority Christian community?
23 Apr 2019
Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Program and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center, talks about the deadly bombings in Sri Lanka. More than 200 people -- including as many as 30 foreigners -- were killed in a series of coordinated explosions on Easter Sunday at churches and luxury hotels across the country.

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