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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves a polling station after casting his vote in the country’s parliamentary elections  in Tangalla. Photograph: EPA/STR

Sri Lankans went to the polls in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, with analysts predicting that the Rajapaksa political dynasty will tighten its (...)

St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels killed 259 people in April 2019. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Department of Foreign Affairs assisted 1,723 Irish citizens caught up in major incidents overseas last year. These incidents included terrorist a(...)

Supporters of Sri Lanka’s Podujana Peramuna  party presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa shout slogans during a campaign rally in Homagama on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

On a vast tract of newly reclaimed land off Sri Lanka’s seafront capital, construction is under way on a huge Chinese-backed project designed to turn (...)

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(...)

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