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Exclusive: Sri Lankan software engineer, under Indian surveillance, key in Easter attack

May 14 2019

COLOMBO/AHMEDABAD,India A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies three years ago for links with Islamic State suspects, investigators said.

Explainer: U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

May 01 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Explainer - U.N. blacklists leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad

May 01 2019

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Masood Azhar, on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a long diplomatic impasse.

Exclusive: Sri Lankan ex-defense chief Gotabaya says he will run for president, tackle radical Islam

Apr 26 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Friday he would run for president in elections this year and would stop the spread of Islamist extremism by rebuilding the intelligence service and surveilling citizens.

Sri Lanka police hunt 140 after Easter bombings as shooting erupts in east

Apr 26 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 253, as shooting erupted in the east during a raid. | Video

Sri Lanka's crisis of leadership opens space for nationalist Rajapaksas

Apr 25 2019

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother, then the defense secretary, crushed Tamil Tiger separatists with such ferocity ten years ago that Western powers sought war crime trials against them and greeted their defeat in elections later with barely concealed glee.

Foreigners caught up as Sri Lanka searches for clues to Easter Sunday bombings

Apr 25 2019

COLOMBO, April 25 Sri Lankan authorities swept up more people, including foreigners, for questioning on Thursday as they probed deeper into the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed 359 people in potentially the deadliest operation claimed by Islamic State.

Suicide bombing intelligence row stokes political tension in Sri Lanka

Apr 24 2019

COLOMBO Political tension mounted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday over the handling of advance intelligence related to Easter Sunday's suicide bombings, with an ally of the prime minister charging that top officials deliberately withheld critical information.

UPDATE 4-Picture emerges of well-to-do young bombers behind Sri Lankan carnage

Apr 24 2019

* Look at scale, coordination, sophistication - U.S. ambassador

Suicide bombing intelligence row stokes political tension in Sri Lanka

Apr 24 2019

COLOMBO Political tension mounted in Sri Lanka on Wednesday over the handling of advance intelligence related to Easter Sunday's suicide bombings, with an ally of the prime minister charging that top officials deliberately withheld critical information.

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