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From TheJournal.ie Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says Easter Bombings

Radical leader killed in Easter hotel attack, Sri Lankan president says

More than 250 people were killed in the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359 Colombo

Sri Lankan police carry out controlled explosion near cinema as death toll from Easter bombing rises to 359

Hundreds were killed in a series of bomb blasts in the country on Easter Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings Colombo

Sri Lanka minister: Easter bomb attacks were 'in retaliation' for Christchurch mosque shootings

Eight explosions struck churches and hotels in the capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish tourists urged to 'exercise a high degree of caution' as Sri Lanka curfew begins Easter Attacks

Irish tourists urged to 'exercise a high degree of caution' as Sri Lanka curfew begins

No Irish citizens are believed to be among the dead or injured in yesterday’s fatal attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300 Colombo

Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Government says Islamist extremist group behind slaughter of almost 300

The government is investigating whether the group had “international support”.

From TheJournal.ie 207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka Colombo

207 people killed and hundreds injured after explosions strike hotels and churches in Sri Lanka

Eight people have now been arrested over the attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum Colombo

Man caught at Sri Lankan airport with a kilogramme of gold hidden in his rectum

The man is reportedly a courier for an organised smuggling ring.

US comedian Rob Delaney mocked an excellent Gerry Adams typo on Twitter

The perils of being a politician.

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears Gambling

Sri Lanka says 'No' to casinos over prostitution fears

Australian gambling mogul James Packer is involved in the plans to build three super-luxury resorts, complete with casinos.

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka deploys troops as prison riot kills 27 Deaths

Sri Lanka deploys troops as prison riot kills 27

The deaths occurred as a shoot-out raged between inmates and prison officers.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v West Indies, World Twenty20 Cricket Over-by-over

As it happened: Ireland v West Indies, World Twenty20 Cricket

It’s raining in Sri Lanka too, you know. Here’s our over-by-over report as Ireland looked to keep their tournament alive against the West Indies.

From The42 World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge World T20

World T20: Porterfield backs himself to lead Irish challenge

Ireland and the West Indies meet in a Super 8 eliminator match on Monday afternoon in Colombo.

From The42 Ireland cruise past Zimbabwe in T20 warm-up World T20

Ireland cruise past Zimbabwe in T20 warm-up

Ireland’s cricketers beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable 54 runs in Colombo on Thursday morning.

Thief to undergo surgery after swallowing €11k diamond

The Chinese man swallowed the gem after asking the owner of a Sri Lankan stall if he could take a closer look.

From TheJournal.ie Man trying to beat "buried alive" record dies during attempt Sri Lanka

Man trying to beat "buried alive" record dies during attempt

The man, who was 24 years of age, died after spending less than a day underground.