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Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

Sri Lankan soldiers guard a road after a mob attack in Kottampitiya, Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Photograph:   Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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 Eas(...)

 Sri Lankan Security personnel check people before they enter the church as services resume again after the Easter Sunday attacks, at the âAll Saints™ Church in Colombo. Photograph: Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Catholics in the Sri Lankan cities of Colombo and Negombo, where churches were struck by suicide bombers on Easter Sunday, have held their first Sunda(...)

Police conduct vehicle checks  in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

Sri Lanka’s Catholic churches have cancelled Sunday mass in the capital Colombo for a second week, citing foreign intelligence warnings of threats to (...)

Sri Lankan Catholic Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Ranjith, cancelled all Sunday services in the diocese based on the latest security reports. Photograph:   AFP

Catholic services have been cancelled for a second weekend in Sri Lanka’s capital after the government warned of more possible attacks. A spokesman f(...)

Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, in his office in Decenber 2018. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

More evidence emerged on Monday that the Sri Lankan government had ignored detailed warnings about an imminent terrorist attack, days before suicide b(...)

Ahmadi refugees from Pakistan   at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Centre in Pasyala, Sri Lanka, . Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

There is growing concern in Sri Lanka for the welfare of hundreds of refugees who have been targeted by mob violence in the wake of last week’s Islami(...)

The shootout between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, sit. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a milita(...)

Security personnel stand guard where three colleagues were killed during the search of a house owned by magnate Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim, father of two of the suspected bombers, in Colombo. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Inshaf and Ilham Ibrahim were part of the Sri Lankan elite. Sons of a spice tycoon, they spoke fluent English and Inshaf’s copper factory on the outsk(...)

Security is on high alert in the mosques across the Sri Lanka as muslims fear retaliation after at least 259 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a coordinated series of blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advisory for Sri Lanka and is now warning against “non-essential travel” to the country. The(...)

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