Tag: Sri Lanka

‘I’m still scared’ – Asia remembers tsunami that killed 230,000

On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.

‘Save us from the Satans’: Survivors of Sri Lanka church attack...

A dozen rifle-toting soldiers guarded a small community hall as day broke in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa on Sunday morning.Around 9...

Sri Lanka on alert for attacks as archbishop slams poor church...

Sri Lankan security officials have warned that Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday's suicide bombings are planning  attacks and could be dressed in uniform, as...

Photos: Churches fall silent in Sri Lanka a week after attacks

Churches across Sri Lanka suspended Sunday mass as security concerns remained high a week after suicide bombers killed over 250 in churches and hotels...

Gun battle in Sri Lanka kills 15, U.S. pulls citizens out

The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of...

‘Black sheep’ – The mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombs

Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Zahran was 12 years old when he began his studies at the Jamiathul Falah Arabic College. He was a nobody, with...

Two Sri Lanka bombers operated ‘family cell’

Some of the Sri Lanka bombers were operating a ‘family cell’, police sources speaking to the AFP news agency have said.According to the Sri...

Watch: Sri Lanka Easter attacks: ‘Our Easter joy became a day...

Bishop Warnakulasuriya Devrsith Valence Mendis of Chilaw described the suicide bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka as an event...

Photos: UN Chief condemns attacks killing over 200, around 450 injured

Update - 20.32The United Nations Chief has condemned the terrorist attacks carried out on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.António Guterres has said that...