Gulf Times - Sri-Lanka
Top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over blasts

Top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over blasts

Sri Lanka's top defence official resigned on Thursday over security failures that led to the deadly Easter bombings, as Catholic churches suspended all services fearing further attacks.

Silent streets after dozens of children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Silent streets after dozens of children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

The streets of Sri Lanka's Katuwapitiya should be full of the sound of children's games. But after deadly Easter attacks that killed at least 45 children, they have fallen silent.

CCTV shows bomber calmly entering Sri Lanka church

CCTV shows bomber calmly entering Sri Lanka church

Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a suicide bomber calmly patting a child on the head and shoulder moments before he walked into a packed Sri Lankan church, unleashing carnage.

Sri Lanka falls silent for victims of terrorist attack

Sri Lanka falls silent for victims of terrorist attack

Sri Lanka fell silent for three minutes Tuesday on a day of national mourning to honour more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts.

Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

Danish billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka blasts

Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen lost three of his four children in the Easter day attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for his clothing retail group Bestseller said on Monday.

Five Indian party workers on post-election break among dead in Sri Lanka

Five Indian party workers on post-election break among dead in Sri Lanka

At least five workers from an Indian political party on a break after working on India's general election were among some 290 people killed in bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday ...

Sri Lanka blames 'NTJ group' for Easter attacks as death toll hits 290

Sri Lanka blames 'NTJ group' for Easter attacks as death toll hits 290

Sri Lanka said Monday it believed a local extremist group was behind deadly suicide bomb blasts that killed nearly 300 people as it announced a national state of emergency beginning midnight.

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

Sri Lanka's bomb carnage casts pall over tourism revival

With its capital under curfew following devastating Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and upmarket hotels, Sri Lanka is filled with fear, horror and grief and tourists who have been flocking to the Indian Ocean island could cancel in droves.

US warns terrorists continue to plot Sri Lanka attacks

US warns terrorists continue to plot Sri Lanka attacks

The US State Department has warned of possible terrorist attacks in a revised travel advisory for Sri Lanka, after a series of deadly blasts killed nearly 300 people -- including Americans -- in the island nation on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Sri Lanka says attacks carried out by suicide bombers, international network involved

Authorities lifted a curfew in Sri Lanka on Monday, a day after a string of bombings at churches and luxury hotels across the Indian Ocean island killed 290 people and wounded about 500, but there were warnings more attacks could come.

Amir condoles with Sri Lankan president

Amir condoles with Sri Lankan president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent yesterday cables of condolences to Sri Lankan President

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts

Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners -- with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them.