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Sri Lanka Extends Emergency in Surprise Move

A state of emergency was extended by Sri Lanka's President Saturday, going back on pledges to relax the tough laws introduced after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed 258 people.

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Sri Lanka President Sacks Intelligence Chief over Easter Attacks Probe

Sri Lanka's president has sacked the national intelligence chief and will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, officials said Saturday.

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Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks

Sri Lanka's military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said.

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Sri Lanka Muslims Pray at Vandalised Mosques

Sri Lanka's minority Muslims attended Friday prayers as heavily armed troops and police guarded all mosques, including those badly vandalised in riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks.

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Sri Lanka Province under Curfew after First Riot Death

A Sri Lankan province north of the capital was under indefinite curfew Tuesday after the first death in anti-Muslim riots in the wake of the Easter terror attacks, police said.

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Sri Lanka Mass Cancelled over 'Specific Attack Threat'

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has cancelled plans to resume Sunday services following a "specific threat" of fresh bomb attacks against at least two places of worship, a spokesman said.

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Sri Lanka Says 42 Foreigners among Easter Victims

Sri Lankan authorities have identified 42 foreign nationals among the 253 people killed in the string of Easter suicide bombings, officials said Tuesday.

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Fifteen Dead as Sri Lanka Forces Raid Islamist Hideout

Suicide bombers cornered by security forces in a hideout in eastern Sri Lanka blew themselves up in a raid which left 15 people dead, including six children, police said Saturday.

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Sri Lanka Says Wanted Extremist Died in Hotel Attack

An extremist leader considered a central figure in Sri Lanka's Easter suicide bombings died in the attacks, the president said Friday as the police chief became the latest figure to quit over the failure to prevent the massacre.

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Sri Lanka Police Chief Resigns over Bombings

Sri Lanka's top police official, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country's president said Friday.

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