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An inside view of St Anthony's Shrine after the explosion. [Chamila Karunarathne-Anadolu Agency-Getty Images]

Death toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 207

The toll in a series of eight blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to at least 207, with over 450 people wounded, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Police cordon off the area after an explosion hit St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo. [MA Pushpa Kumara-EPA]

Two killed in new blast in Sri Lankan capital

A fresh blast hit a hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Sunday, killing at least two people, a police spokesman said, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels.
At least 25 people were killed and more than 150 people were injured when explosions rocked at least three churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning as Christians celebrated Easter, authorities said.

52 killed as explosions rock three churches, hotels in Sri Lanka

At least, 52 persons have been killed after explosions rocked at least, three churches and two hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning as Christians celebrated Easter, according to AFP.

CCTV shows Sri Lankan police aid anti-Muslim riots

Police and politicians backed by the country's former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined anti-Muslim riots that rocked Sri Lanka's Kandy district this month, according to witnesses, officials and CCTV footage reviewed by Reuters.

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