The April 21 Easter Sunday bombers had targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, killing at least 279 people and wounded 593 last year.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems.
Riot occurs at the Anuradhapura prison as inmates complained about authorities' decision to not allow visitors as a move to contain the coronavirus.
Global chaos continues as deaths rise in Iran and Italy owing to deadly virus first detected three months ago in China.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called a snap election on April 25 after sacking the national parliament where his party led a minority government.
Shavendra Silva in 2009 was in charge of the 58th Division that human rights groups have accused of violating international human rights laws, including using artillery to shell a hospital, an allegation he has denied.
Tamil politicians requested Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa to continue the practice of singing the Tamil translation of the national anthem, recognised by the constitution to give the community a sense of belonging.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 6,000 people in China and other countries. The most recent cases were confirmed in the UAE, making it the first Arab state with the virus.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
There are fears the database could be used to build a controversial citizens register. Many Indians say the citizenship law combined with a register of citizens could be used against the Muslim minority.
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