Day: May 1, 2019

Lankan cable operators block Zakir Naik’s Peace TV

Cable operators in Sri Lanka have also reportedly blocked controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik’s Peace TV, following the deadly bomb blasts on Easter Sunday which killed at least 250 people.



Government playing politics over present crisis – Namal

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa accuses the present administration of playing politics over the present crisis in the country.



Ensure refugees, asylum seekers safety – HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for the Sri Lankan government to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of South Asian refugees and asylum seekers from violence.



Saudi embassy advises its citizens to leave Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia advised its nationals to leave Sri Lanka, Al-Ekhbariya state TV reported on Tuesday, citing the Kingdom’s embassy in Colombo.



Interview: Terrorists can strike anywhere, anti-terror expert warns

“Terrorists can strike anywhere and the recent terror incidents in New Zealand and Sri Lanka have proved this,” said Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, a leading anti-terror expert in India.



TNA blames Easter Sunday massacres on Sri Lanka’s failure to address grievances of minorities

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Jaffna District MP M.A. Sumanthiran on Monday (April 29) alleges that the Easter Sunday carnage was a result of Sri Lanka’s failure to ensure certain basic values.



STF finds 35 T-56 bullets in Hizbullah’s office

The Special Task Force (STF) yesterday (30) raided Eastern Province Governor A.L.M. Hizbullah’s Kattankudi office where they found 35 Type 56 bullets, which the Governor claims belong to the Police security officers working for him.