Sri Lanka bombings: All the latest updates

A series of coordinated explosions has rocked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killing more than 200 people on Easter Sunday in the South Asian island nation. More than 400 people have been injured in the worst attack since the end of civil war 10 years ago. The blasts targeted four hotels, including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo. Nearly all victims were Sri Lankan. Dozens of foreigners were also killed. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks. CLICK for The latest updates:  British Prime Minister Theresa May, condemning…

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Checkmate: Inside Ahimsa Wickrematunge’s Legal Gambit Against Gota

Court filings obtained by Sunday Observer from the United States District Court for the Central District of California paint a striking picture of how former Defence Secretary was set upon by a legal ambush in the empty car park of a Los Angeles supermarket two weeks ago today (7). Ahimsa Wickrematunge has emerged in recent years as a fierce champion of justice for her father, renowned journalist and founding editor of The Sunday Leader Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was ambushed and killed a stone’s throw from the Ratmalana High Security Zone…

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Sri Lanka blasts: At least 138 dead and more than 400 injured in multiple church and hotel explosions – Nine Foreign nationals Killed

(CNN)More than 138 people have been killed and more than 400 injured after coordinated bomb blasts hit a number of high-end hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning. The blasts, reported to have occurred at churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa, targeted worshippers as they attended Easter services. Additional blasts ripped through three hotels, The Shangri La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel, all in the capital, Colombo, according to state broadcaster SLRC. Bodies of the dead have been received at Colombo National Hospital, according to hospital sources. Most…

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Christians in Sri Lanka suffer violations regularly, but most incidents do not make it to the news

From February 3 to April 14 this year, across Sri Lanka, there has been some sort of disruption against a Christian worship service every Sunday – on 11 successive Sundays to be specific. Christians in Sri Lanka suffer violations of their right to religion and belief regularly, but most incidents do not make it to the news – or even to the Twittersphere. But the attack on the Methodist Church Centre in Anuradhapura, last Sunday, which was also Palm Sunday, a day of religious significance for Christians, was widely reported…

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Mahinda’s coup theory –

The UNP rejected a claim by Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that a planned coup in the UNP had been scuttled due to it being revealed too soon. Rajapaksa made the claim after visiting the Sri Muththu Mariamman Kovil at Hawaeliya in Nuwara Eliya yesterday. A senior UNP Minister said that coup theories would be heard more often in the coming months as the Presidential Election was due by December this year. “We have been hearing of coups and a change in the leadership for a long time, but nothing of…

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UNP nominee will win next presidential election with an overwhelming majority – Mangala

The candidate nominated by the United National Party (UNP) will win the next presidential election with an overwhelming majority, Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, predicted. “It is the die-hard UNP membership that will name the next presidential candidate later this year, and no one can prevent the our party from securing the largest landslide victory”, the Minister said, after viewing a photographic exhibition titled ‘Matara’s past three decades’ held at the Cultural Center in Nupe to celebrate his 30 years in politics. “It was in February 1989 that H. G. Sirisena…

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GOTA ENDS HIS US CITIZENSHIP

Awaits Certificate of Loss of Nationality Will civil suits against him delay its release? Major political parties prepare for May Day Retired Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary, handed in documents to the United States Embassy in Colombo on Wednesday to relinquish his United States citizenship. That included the surrender of his US passport and signing an oath of renunciation. Unlike other aspects of the relinquishment, it is accepted by the US government that the loss of citizenship occurs when the US citizen meets the Consular Officer at…

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Six Explosions were reported this morning at three Churches and three five-star Hotels in Colombo

https://uk.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=AwrGHTZuFrxcsZMA6E92BQx.?fr=mcafee&fr2=piv-web&p=EXPLOSION+IN+COLOMBO&vage=day#id=10&vid=9803d650bd5d2701edefbf41ed0ffc3d&action=view Multiple explosions in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka, reports Sri Lankan media. Sri Lanka was rocked by multiple explosions, including THREE churches on Easter Sunday, a police spokesman said. One of the explosions was a St Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade of the capital, Colombo. Another church in Katuwapitiya, katana was also hit. Police also reported explosions at the Shangri-la hotel and Kingsbury hotel in the capital. At least six explosions were reported this morning at three churches in Kochchikade, Katana, and Batticaloa and three five-star hotels in…

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