Colombo

A Sri Lankan family mourns next to the coffins of their three family member, all victims of Easter Sunday bombing, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo
April 23, 2019 - 7:06 am
By Emily Schmall and Krishan Francis, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's state minister of defense said Tuesday that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites in the South Asian nation was "carried out in retaliation" for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand...
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Sri Lankan air force officers and clergy stand outside St. Anthony's Shrine.
Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP
April 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president gave the military sweeping police powers starting Tuesday in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed nearly 300 people, while officials disclosed that intelligence agencies had warned weeks ago of the...
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Blood stains are seen on the wall and on a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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April 21, 2019 - 7:35 am
By Bharatha Mallawarachi and Krishan Francis COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody...
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