Prosecutors indict alleged mastermind of the 2019 suicide bombings, along with 24 men they say are co-conspirators.
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Roman Catholic leader says government must win back church’s confidence before talks on probe into blasts can proceed.
Attorney general asks chief justice to appoint a special three-member high court bench to hear the cases speedily.
President orders investigation into allegations that some intelligence officials met people who carried out 2019 attack.
Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaaj were arrested in pre-dawn raids on their homes in Colombo.
Head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church says he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the lack of progress in the investigation.
Roman Catholic Church declares Black Sunday to seek justice for victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attack.
Island nation commemorates attacks that saw six churches and hotels bombed, killing more than 265 people.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith told an Easter mass that ‘we offered love to the enemies who tried to destroy us’.
The anti-Muslim sentiments that helped him get elected are likely to shape Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s tenure as president.
Shortly before polls open, gunmen fire on buses carrying mainly Muslim voters but no casualties are reported.
At least 139 violations, including two cases of assault and 41 of intimidation, reported by midday on Saturday.
Former defence chief Rajapaksa’s supporters stir ethnic tensions as he takes on the ruling party’s Premadasa.
Attacks targeting Muslims, widespread arrests following Easter bombings, and a divisive campaign deepen community fears.