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India’s vaccine diplomacy: 500,000 Covishield doses to Lanka

New Delhi: As a beneficiary of India’s vaccine diplomacy, Sri Lanka will on Thursday receive a consignment of 500,000 doses of ‘Covishield’ vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). This gift of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Sri Lanka is a part of India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative under which India has gifted vaccines to seven […]

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Sri Lanka Easter blasts: NIA raids 7 premises in Coimbatore

Chennai/New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday carried out search operations in seven places in Coimbatore, including the residence of a social media friend of the Sri Lanka easter blast mastermind, officials said. The searches were carried out in connection with the NIA probe into the new Islamic State module case. An NIA official […]

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15 killed in fierce gun battle between Sri Lankan forces and armed group

Colombo: Fifteen bodies were recovered after a fierce gun battle between Sri Lankan forces and an armed group near Batticaloa, police said on Saturday. Officers acting on a tip-off had launched a raid on Friday night in Ampara Sainthamaruthu and the armed group set off an explosion which triggered the gun battle, the BBC reported. When […]

Colombo: Security staff stand on guard outside the St. Anthony's Church where a blast took place in Colombo (Xinhua/A.Hapuarachchi/IANS/File)

Sri Lanka blasts: 359 dead, FBI joins probe, 58 arrested

Colombo: The US Embassy in Sri Lanka has said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was on the ground in the island nation to assist with its probe into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that has left 359 people dead besides several hundreds injured. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz’s statement to CNN’s Christiane […]

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Sri Lanka Easter bombing death toll surges to 359, 58 suspects arrested

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday confirmed that Easter Sunday suicide bombings toll has touched 359 which includes several foreigners. So far 58 suspects have been arrested from different areas of the island, Police Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said. The Islamic State terror group (IS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attacks. At least 18 more suspects […]

Colombo: Security staff stand on guard outside the St. Anthony's Church in Colombo where blasts had taken place on April 21 (File Photo/IANS)

Sri Lanka bombings meant to avenge attacks on mosques in New Zealand: Deputy Defence Minister

Colombo:  Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that the horrific Easter Sunday bombings were meant to avenge the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand as the death toll in the island nation rose to 321 including 10 Indians. The suicide bombings targeting luxury hotels and churches in three Sri Lankan cities were a response to the […]