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Amal Jayasinghe

Amal Jayasinghe

    Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots
    Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim riots
    Sri Lanka blocked access to Facebook and WhatsApp on Monday after a posting sparked anti-Muslim riots across several towns in the latest fallout...
    Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers
    Sri Lanka attack mastermind used chatrooms to sway suicide bombers
    While Sri Lanka Easter suicide attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim used social media to publicly call for the death of non-Muslims, he worked for...
    Sri Lanka mass cancelled over 'specific attack threat'
    Sri Lanka mass cancelled over 'specific attack threat'
    Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has cancelled plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" of fresh bomb attacks against at least two...
    Sri Lanka Catholics to resume mass two weeks after attacks
    Sri Lanka Catholics to resume mass two weeks after attacks
    Catholic masses in Sri Lanka will resume Sunday under tight security, two weeks after Easter bombings killed 253 people at three churches and three...
    Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch' — government
    Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch' — government
    The suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka at the weekend were carried out in revenge for last month's attacks on two...
    Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister: official
    Sri Lanka reinstates ousted prime minister: official
    Sri Lanka's president on Sunday reappointed as prime minister the same man he sacked from the job nearly two months ago, ending a messy power...
    Maldives president welcomes coup probe
    Maldives president welcomes coup probe
    New Maldives president Mohamed Waheed on Monday welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor after overnight...
    Floods leave a million Sri Lankans homeless
    Floods leave a million Sri Lankans homeless
    Flooding in Sri Lanka has forced more than one million people out of their homes, the government said on Thursday as it began distributing...
    Sri Lanka in military purge after coup fears
    Sri Lanka in military purge after coup fears
    Sri Lanka's president on Monday sacked a dozen senior military officers whom the Defence Ministry said were a "direct threat to national security"...
    Sri Lanka president wins re-election
    Sri Lanka president wins re-election
    Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse won a bruising re-election battle on Wednesday that left his main rival in apparent fear of assassination as...
    Tamil Tigers leader shot dead, says military
    Tamil Tigers leader shot dead, says military
    The leader of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers, Velupillai Prabhakaran, was shot dead on Monday while trying to flee advancing troops, defence officials...
    Fighting resumes in Sri Lanka after brief ceasefire
    Fighting resumes in Sri Lanka after brief ceasefire
    Sri Lankan security forces resumed their offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the island on Wednesday following a brief holiday...