23 august 2019

Sri Lanka ends emergency rule imposed after Easter bombings


Open this photo in gallery More than 260 people were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks on three churches and three hotels in and around Colombo and the eastern town of Batticaloa. Eranga Jayawardena/The Associated Press Sri Lanka has ended four months of emergency rule imposed after Easter Sunday suicide attacks killed more than 260 people, the president’s office said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena allowed the emergency rule to lapse by not signing a decree extending it for another [...]