US Ambassador Teplitz refutes conspiracies on US military's involvement in Easter Sunday attacks

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US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz refuted all conspiracy theories on the involvement of the US military in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Indian sleuths believe drug money from Pakistan-based cartel may have funded terror attack in Sri Lanka

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 Indian security agencies suspect that the recent terror attack in Sri Lanka was financed by a Pakistan-based drug cartel, the Economic Times reported.

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US embassy issues security alert; warns of terrorist groups plotting attacks

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The US Embassy in Colombo yesterday issued a security alert through its website warning citizens in the country and those hoping to travel to the country that Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Individuals who spread false information through social media and websites to face severe punishment

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Strict measures will be taken against those who act in manner to mislead the public and the defence units by spreading false news, the National Media Centre said.

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Thusitha Wanigasinghe appointed as acting Defence Secretary

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Thusitha Wanigasinghe has been appointed as the acting Defence Secretary.

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Death toll of Easter Sunday attacks stands at 253 and not 359, Health Ministry clarifies calculation error

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The Health Ministry has issued a clarification stating that the death toll in last Sunday's attacks stands at nearly 253 and not at 359 as declared previously in the aftermath of the incident.

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Special Evacuation Procedures and high security measures to be put in place around Court premises across the country

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Special Evacuation Procedures and high security measures will be placed in and around Court premises across the country, President of the Bar Association, PC Kalinga Indatissa said.

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UK issues travel advisory "against all but essential travel" to Sri Lanka

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of UK has issued a travel advisory "against all but essential travel" owing to the current situation in Sri Lanka following last Sunday's terror attacks which injured over 500 persons.

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Police issues clarification on suspect; says wrong photo used in a case of mistaken identity

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The Police Department has issued a clarification stating that the photograph of the suspect identified as Abdul Cader Fathima Qadiya was a case of mistaken identity.

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Easter Sunday attacks : Foreign casualty toll at 40 ; remains of 16 victims repatriated

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The number of foreign nationals who were killed during last Sunday's explosions stands at 40 as of today (Apr 25), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

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Hemasiri Fernando resigns as Defence Secretary

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Hemasiri Fernando has resigned from the post of Defence Secretary a short while ago, a senior presidential secretariat source said.

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Sri Lanka can ‘no longer’ postpone economic reforms, Central Bank says

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Sri Lanka can no longer afford to postpone its reforms agenda, if it is to progress along a high and sustainable growth trajectory over the medium term and catch up with countries that were behind Sri Lanka several decades ago, the Central Bank said its 2018 annual report released on Thursday.

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