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Sri Lanka police chief, ex-defence secretary held on remand over Easter bomb attack failings

July 03, 2019 9:01 PM

COLOMBO (REUTERS) - Sri Lanka's police chief and former defence secretary were remanded in custody on Wednesday (July 3) over allegations that they failed to prevent the Easter Day bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people, a police spokesman said.

Sri Lanka MPs defy President to resume Easter attack probe

June 11, 2019 8:36 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday (June 11) defied President Maithripala Sirisena and resumed an investigation into security lapses surrounding the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said.

Sri Lanka President vows to eliminate Islamist threat

May 19, 2019 10:07 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's President marked the 10th anniversary of the end of a protracted war with Tamil rebels on Sunday (May 19) by vowing to crush Islamist militants responsible for Easter bombings that killed 258 people.

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