Four Minsiters representing the Muslim community who quit their portfolios in the aftermath of the post-Easter communal violence have returned to the fold.
Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara said that the investigations have revealed that the Easter attackers did not have a direct connection with the ISIS but only inspired.
Rebuffing critics, President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (22 July) said the Government has fulfilled all its obligations since the Easter Sunday bombings.
Despite assurances to the contrary, the State of Emergency has been extended by one more month.
The Government will propose new laws to facilitate cooperation between different state agencies in preventing terrorism, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Police have begun investigations into an incident where pig carcases were hung in front of Muslim-owned shops at the Deen Junction near Katuwapitiya in Negombo yesterday (21).
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is saying that attempting to discredit a part of the report produced by the intelligence agencies about the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday is encouraging ISIS terrorism.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) will present a presidential candidate who can build a disciplined nation and ensure security to all communities, Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The Colombo Chief Magistrate today released Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando on surety bail of Rs. 500,000 each.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) yesterday recommended a series of guidelines to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickramaratne in order to avoid what it called arbitrary and illegal arrests.