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Omar Rajarathnam

Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings

05 Jul 2019

KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is moving to curtail Saudi Arabian influence, after some politicians and Buddhist monks blamed the spread of the kingdom's ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Islam for planting the seeds of militancy that culminated in deadly Easter bomb attacks.

RPT-INSIGHT-Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilised women raise tensions in Sri Lanka

07 Jun 2019

KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka, June 6 On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilised 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean deliveries.

Unsubstantiated claims Muslim doctor sterilized women raise tensions in Sri Lanka

06 Jun 2019

KURUNEGALA, Sri Lanka On May 23 Sri Lankan newspaper Divaina, known for its nationalist stance, published a front page article alleging a Muslim doctor had secretly sterilized 4,000 Sinhala Buddhist women after caesarean deliveries.

China trip and son's wedding: Sri Lanka leader denounced after Easter bombings

20 May 2019

COLOMBO After coming under fire for not acting on warnings about Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is now facing criticism over his leadership in the aftermath of the Islamist attacks.

Sri Lanka's Buddhists mark sombre Vesak after Easter Sunday attacks

18 May 2019

COLOMBO Buddhist Sri Lankans marked the festival of Vesak in low key celebrations on Saturday amid heightened religious tensions in the Indian Ocean nation following the deadly Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 250 people.

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more than 250 people.

Sri Lanka police arrest 23 for targeting Muslims after Easter bombings

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka Sri Lankan police arrested 23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Muslim-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings by Islamist militants that killed more than 250 people. | Video

Sri Lanka soldiers patrol areas hit by anti-Muslim violence

14 May 2019

KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka, May 14 Sri Lankan soldiers in armoured vehicles on Tuesday patrolled towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Muslims had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs attacking their homes and shops.

Sri Lanka clashes kill one; nationwide curfew imposed after mosques attacked

14 May 2019

KINIYAMA, Sri Lanka One person was killed in Sri Lanka on Monday as police fired tear gas at mobs attacking mosques and Muslim-owned shops and imposed a curfew after the worst outbreak of sectarian violence since the Easter bombings by Islamist militants. | Video

Sri Lanka police discover suspected training camp for Islamist militants 

05 May 2019

KATTANKUDY Sri Lankan police on Sunday discovered a 10-acre camp in the eastern town of Kattankudy, where Islamist militants linked to the deadly Easter attacks are believed to have practiced shooting and bombmaking. 

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