Day: April 26, 2019

C4 Explosives found in Wellawatta

Sri Lanka Navy personnel have taken 3 persons into custody while traveling in a three-wheeler with one kilogram of C-4 explosives near the Wellawatte railway station.

Stock of explosives found in Samanthurai, Ampara

A very large stock of material used to manufacture bombs has been recovered during a joint raid in the Senthilgaman area in Samanthurai, Ampara.

Shootout in Sainthamarudu

A shootout between security forces personnel and an armed group has been reported during a search operation at Sainthamaruthu, Kalmunai in Ampara District, a short while ago.

MCC approved the biggest Grant ever received by Sri Lanka

The Millennium Challenge Corporation of the US Government has approved a grant of USD 480 million to Sri Lanka at its board meeting held on the 25th of April 2019 in Washington D.C. subject to Congressional Notification.

Sri Lanka fears up to $1.5 billion tourism losses

Sri Lanka’s tourism industry fears losing around $1.5 billion in revenue this year due to Sunday’s attacks, the country’s Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said.

Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother arrested over Easter attacks

Police have obtained a statement from the brother of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in connection with the Easter Sunday Bombings.

Sri Lanka Muslims brave militant threats for Friday prayers

At 12:10 p.m. Friday, men and boys in a Muslim neighborhood in Sri Lanka’s capital did something everyone had warned them not to do: They came together to pray.

Suspect arrested with 46 swords in Slave Island

During a special search operation conducted by the Police Special Task Force, a suspect with 46 swords in his possession was taken into custody.

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up with Sri Lanka flag

The Burj Khalifa, iconic landmarks in Abu Dhabi also lit up with the colours of Sri Lanka’s national flag, Khaleej Times reported.Dubai’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa lit up to the colours of Sri Lanka’s flag to show solidarity with the victims of the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka attacks: Could this photo be evidence of failed mission by bomber with UK links?

A photograph has been obtained by Sky News which, according to a security source, is of the suspected Sri Lanka suicide bomber who studied in Britain.

AG Jayantha Jayasuriya approved as new Chief Justice

The Constitutional Council (CC) has unanimously approved the nomination of Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya as the next Chief Justice, parliamentary sources said.

130 ISIS members are in the island – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says an intelligence unit of a foreign country provided a detailed report on the 4th of April of a possible terror attack on Sri Lanka.

Businessman shot dead in Mulleriyawa

A businessman has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles at Ranabima Mawatha in Mulleriyawa North.

‘No laws in Sri Lanka against joining a foreign terror group’ – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has admitted to the failure of the government to ensure the country’s security.

Sri Lanka revises death toll from attacks down by 100

Sri Lankan officials revised the death toll from Easter Sunday bombings down by about 100 on Thursday, blaming the difficulty in identifying body parts at bomb scenes for the earlier inaccurate number.