President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Sri Lanka has seen an unprecedented disruption to peace and stability once again, ten years after the end of a brutal civil war. The recent Easter Sunday terrorist attacks have left many Sri Lankans fearful for the future.
Government officials say about 80 percent of land taken from ethnic Tamils during decades of civil conflict has been handed back, but experts say the remainder may never be returned.
In what appears to be a reprisal for Easter Sunday attackers by Daesh-linked bombers, mobs are moving through towns in Sri Lanka, ransacking mosques burning Qurans and attacking shops.
Mosques, Muslim-owned businesses and homes have been attacked, looted and burned as security forces watch.
Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims fear attacks after Daesh-linked bombers blew themselves up in four hotels and three churches, killing more than 250 people.
It has been more than two weeks since Sri Lanka was hit by a series of bomb attacks, but closure remains elusive as some families continue to search for their loved ones.
Net hotel bookings drop a staggering 186 percent on average over the week following the attacks compared to the same period last year, data from travel consultancy ForwardKeys shows.
Hundreds gather in Colombo in a first major vigil and memorial since April 21 Easter bombings that killed 257 and wounded nearly 500 people.
Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades' decision comes after justice minister resigned amid criticism of police for mistakes in following up on the disappearances of some of the women and girls that an army captain claims to have killed.
Indian weather service says cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon in Odisha state and barrel northeastwards on a pathway close to the homes of more than 100 million people.
Sir Lankan Muslim women question the new face veil ban imposed by the government after the Easter Sunday terror attacks, while some of them call it a misstep that encourages anti-Muslim sentiment.
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