UN official urges Sri Lanka to let Muslims bury their dead

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief has urged Sri Lanka's President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, to allow Muslims to bury their dead. In a...

Sri Lanka sticks to coronavirus cremation-only policy despite Muslim protests

Authorities in Sri Lanka insist they will continue cremating the bodies of coronavirus victims, including Muslims, despite protests from members of the community. As of...

Sri Lanka cremates Muslim coronavirus victims

The Sri Lankan authorities have forcibly cremated two Muslim COVID-19 victims despite World Health Organisation advice that burials are an acceptable way of disposing...

Sri Lanka spy chief blamed for not preventing Easter Sunday attacks

A parliamentary report into the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has blamed the country's spy chief for not acting on information which...

Top Sri Lankan Buddhist monk urges boycott of Muslim businesses

A top Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka has accused Muslims of destroying the island’s majority Sinhalese community and called for drastic action, including the...

Sri Lankan Muslims living in fear as mosques and businesses attacked

Mosques and Muslim-run businesses have been attacked in Sri Lanka in the worst bout of anti-Muslim violence since the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. The mosques and...

Dr Zakir Naik’s Peace TV reportedly banned in Sri Lanka

Cable operators in Sri Lanka have reportedly blocked the prominent Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik’s Peace TV channel in the wake of the Easter...

Family members of Easter Sunday bombings “ringleader” killed in police raid

The father and two brothers of the alleged ringleader of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were killed in a security forces operation...

Face veils banned in Sri Lanka after Easter Sunday attacks

Sri Lanka has banned face coverings in public following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed at least 250 people and injured hundreds more. President Maithripala...

Sri Lankan MP calls for burqa ban in wake of Easter Sunday terror attacks

A Sri Lankan MP has called for a ban on Muslim women wearing the burqa in the wake of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, which...
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