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* Tissa Attanayake discharged from the forged document case after parties reach settlement

Apr 24 (CP) Colombo- A Sri Lankan court today released former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, who is alleged of producing a forged document to media, from his charges as the plaintiffs and the defendant have reached to settle the case.
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* FBI to assist Sri Lanka with investigations into Easter Day attacks

Apr 24 (CP) Colombo- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US intelligence and law enforcement agency, will be assisting Sri Lanka in the investigations into the Easter Day bomb attacks on churches and hotels that killed 359 people.
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* Exclusive: Sri Lanka warned of threat hours before suicide attacks - sources

Apr 23 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan intelligence officials were tipped off about an imminent attack by Islamist militants hours before a series of suicide bombings killed more than 300 people on Easter Sunday, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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* Two suspicious vehicles with bombs have entered Colombo- intelligence sources

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- Two vehicles suspected to have laden with bombs have entered the Colombo city, intelligence units have revealed. The intelligence report sent by the Seethawaka Pura Superintendent of Police identified the two vehicles as a light blue sedan with plate number 15 - 0316 and a white car with plate no. CBF 1668.
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* Two brothers were Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers

Apr 23 (CNA) COLOMBO- Two brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, part of a wave of bombings that killed more than 320 people, police sources told AFP Tuesday (Apr 23).
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* US warns citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to exercise increased caution due to terrorism

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- The United States has warned American citizens traveling to Sri Lanka to exercise increased caution due to possible terrorist attacks following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and five -star hotels in Colombo.
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* Silent streets after dozens of children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

APr 24 (AFP) 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.
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* Bomb attacks - Govt. to set up security committees

Apr 24 (DM) The government is reported to have re-introduced another wartime measure such as the setting up of security committees at district levels in the aftermath of the series of bombings that killed 321 people and wounded some 500.
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* Sri Lanka attacks planned, orchestrated by single ‘family cell’: report

Apr 24 (BBC) Two brothers were both suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka massacre - and one of their wives later blew up herself and their two children during a police raid, according to a report.
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* Sri Lanka attacks: Mass funeral on day of mourning

Apr 23 (BBC) The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday's bomb blasts. The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday.
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* Singer Amal Perera and two others released after 24-hour questioning

Apr 24 (CP) Colombo- Three persons including singer Amal Perera, who were arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday when they arrived in Sri Lanka after deported from Dubai, have been released.
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* More than 60 arrested in connection connection with Easter Sunday blasts

Apr 24 (CP) Colombo- More than 60 people have been arrested in Sri Lanka in connection with Easter Sunday blasts, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He said 32 of the suspects are being detained by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for questioning while the others are detained at relevant police stations.
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* ISIS releases a photo and video of suicide bombers of Sri Lanka Easter Day attacks

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- After claiming responsibility for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed over 320 people, the Islamic State (ISIS) has released a photo and a video of the mastermind of the attack and other suicide bombers.
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* ISIS claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Apr 23, Colombo: Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
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* Sri Lanka bomb attacks: 40 arrested as death toll rises to 310

Apr 23 (CP) Colombo- The death toll from multiple bomb explosions that targeted churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday rose to 310 with some of the injured at hospitals succumbing to their injuries overnight. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, and some of them are still receiving treatments at hospitals.
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* Blood brothers: the wealthy family behind Sri Lanka's suicide attacks

Apr 24 (Reuters) COLOMBO- Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbors in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become.
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* A list of 160 terrorists found, but no arrests made

Apr 24 (Island) The State intelligence agencies had gathered information about 160 National Thowheed Jamath members who had been trained by terrorists, but it had not been possible to arrest them as there had been no orders from higher authorities, according to sources.
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* Five cases against Johnston postponed

Apr 24 (DN) Five corruption cases filed against former Minister Johnston Fernando and two others were yesterday postponed by Colombo Additional Magistrate Saliya Channa Abyewardena. The cases are allegedly for causing an unlawful loss of Rs. 40 million to the government
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* Father of 11-year-old US boy killed in Sri Lanka attack: 'They don't know what they took'

An 11-year-old Washington, D.C., boy was among at least four American citizens who were killed in a series of terrorist attacks at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
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* Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina's Family Targeted In Sri Lanka Blasts

Apr 23 (ZH) One of the grandsons of Awami League Presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim – the cousin of current Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Zayan Chowdhury has been killed in one of the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019.
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