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Sri Lanka says hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks

15 May 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings by Islamist militants.

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more than 250 people.

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more than 250 people.

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka, May 14 Sri Lankan soldiers in armoured vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and shops.

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; imposes nationwide curfew after mosques attacked

13 May 2019

KINIYAMA, Sri Lanka One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants. | Video

Latest Sri Lanka arrest throws spotlight on Wahhabism in eastern hotbed

12 May 2019

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island's Muslims.

Sri Lanka police discover suspected training camp for Islamist militants

06 May 2019

KATTANKUDY Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking. 

'Save us from the Satans': Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack pray

05 May 2019

BATTICALOA A dozen rifle-toting soldiers guarded a small community hall as day broke in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa on Sunday morning. 

Modi's war chest leaves India election rivals in the dust

02 May 2019

MUMBAI/DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is flush with cash, giving his Hindu nationalist bloc a massive advantage over the main opposition Congress party as he seeks to win a second term in India's general election.

U.S. envoy to Sri Lanka says threat is real; security forces maintain high alert

01 May 2019

COLOMBO The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more attacks. | Video

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