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Muslims pray under military protection in Sri Lanka after riots

Colombo, March 9, 2018 (AFP) -Soldiers and police guarded mosques across Sri Lanka during Friday prayers amid fears of new anti-Muslim attacks after four days of riots that have left at least three dead. Most Muslim-owned businesses in the island nation remained shut in protest at attacks by mainly Buddhist …

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Residents: Mobs attack more Muslim-owned shops in Sri Lanka

KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) — Residents say Buddhist mobs are still sweeping through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka’s central hills, destroying stores and restaurants despite a curfew, a state of emergency and heavy deployment of security forces. Mohamed Ramzeen, who owns a small eatery outside the central town of Kandy, …

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Anti-Muslim riots flare in Sri Lanka – Govt blocks social media networks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, March 7, (Agencies): Anti-Muslim rioting flared anew Wednesday in the hills of central Sri Lanka despite a state of emergency, residents said, as the government ordered popular social media networks blocked to stop the violence from spreading. The police also ordered a curfew across much of the …

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Buddhist mobs target Sri Lanka’s Muslims despite state of emergency

COLOMBO, March 7 (Reuters) – Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island. Police imposed an indefinite curfew in the central highlands district of Kandy …

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Sri Lanka deploys commandos to quell anti-Muslim riots

Colombo, March 6, 2018 (AFP) -Sri Lanka on Tuesday imposed fresh curfews and deployed heavily-armed police commandos to a central hill district popular with tourists where riots have left two dead and Muslim homes and businesses in ruins. Police extended a curfew in parts of Kandy, home to famous tea …

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Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 military personnel

COLOMBO, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Nineteen people including 12 military personnel were injured on Wednesday in an explosion on a bus in Sri Lanka, said the military, adding they do not know the cause but suspect it may be a bomb or grenade. Since the end of Sri Lanka’s nearly …

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KFAED signs KD 10 million loan agreement with Lanka

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: A Loan Agreement was signed today in Colombo between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will extend a loan of Kuwaiti Dinars ten million (KD 10,000,000), equivalent to about US$ 34 million, …

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Man found guilty for backing Tamil Tigers

HAMBURG, Feb 3, (AFP): A Sri Lankan-born man received an 18-month suspended sentence in Germany Tuesday for membership of the rebel group the Tamil Tigers which Germany considers a terrorist organisation. 2The LTTE committed a string of attacks against civilian targets and national infrastructure during Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war …

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