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Former Sri Lankan president denies that suicide bombings were staged to enable his election

Sep. 07, 2023 10:06 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday denied allegations in a British television program that Islamic State-inspired extremists were used to carry out suicide bomb attacks in 2019 to create insecurity in the country and help him win election later...

Sri Lanka will investigate allegations of intelligence complicity in 2019 Easter bombings

Sep. 06, 2023 13:40 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government will appoint a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations made in a British television report that officials with the South Asian country's intelligence had complicity in the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings that killed 269 people, including...