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Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for failures before Easter attack

Oct. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday, the...

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful vows to bolster intelligence

Oct. 13, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former defense chief, a front-runner in next month's presidential election, said Sunday that he would empower the state's intelligence sector with necessary legal cover to help secure the country in the aftermath of the deadly Easter Sunday bomb blasts. Gotabaya...

Sri Lankan doctors strike over salary 'injustice'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Doctors at state-run hospitals across Sri Lanka began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, demanding that the government resolve what they say is a salary "injustice." Two years ago, the government gave an unusually high salary increase to legal officers in the government sector,...