The death toll from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, according to police, who have also reported 18 more arrests made over the course of Tuesday night, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 58. The coordinated bombing attacks, which took place at three[…]
South Africa Muslim religious organisations have roundly condemned Sunday’s abhorrent terror attack in Sri Lanka, with local ulema calling for swift justice for the victims. Several coordinated suicide bombings ripped through churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing hundreds. On Tuesday, the deathtoll rose to 321, with more than 500[…]
Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday terrorist attack has been described as the most devastating seen in nearly 30 years in the country. A co-ordinated bomb attack on several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka has received global condemnation. A series of eight almost simultaneous blasts claimed 321 lives and wounded hundreds[…]
A series of coordinated explosions has rocked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka killing almost 300 people on Easter Sunday in the South Asian island nation. More than 500 people have been injured in the worst attack since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. The blasts targeted[…]
A series of bombings has hit luxury hotels and churches in Sri Lanka, killing at least 138 people and wounding about 400 as worshippers were attending Easter Sunday services. Three of the explosions took place in Catholic churches while three other explosions were reported in luxury hotels – the Cinnamon[…]
Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit has revealed how criminals fixed two Test matches – the highest level of international cricket – and were planning to fix a third. The two fixed matches were Sri Lanka versus India in July last year and Sri Lanka versus Australia in August 2016. Both matches[…]
Sri Lankan Muslims say they fear being attacked during Friday prayers by Sinhalese Buddhists, amid accusations that security forces are failing to take action against marauding mobs. Despite a state of emergency and a curfew to curtail violence that broke out last weekend between Muslims and Buddhists in the central[…]
A shop and a mosque in central Sri Lanka have been attacked as communal violence continues in the South Asian island nation despite the declaration of a state of emergency over anti-Muslim riots. A resident of Madawala, a village close to the hill city of Kandy, said he saw a[…]
Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children may have been sold to European families, with both parties being given fake documents. Some were reportedly born into “baby farms” that[…]
As Israeli Apartheid Week continues, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and the South African Tamil Federation, in a show of solidarity with occupied peoples, convened a seminar that focused on the “Similarities and Challenges Facing the People of Sri-Lanka and the People of Palestine”. The discussion was led by the executive[…]
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