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Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

05 May, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

BENTOTA, Sri Lanka/COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s $4.4 billion tourism industry is reeling from cancellations as travellers shun the sun and sand Indian Ocean island after multiple suicide bombings that killed over 250 people two weeks ago. Suspected suicide bombers attacked churches and luxury hotels in the country on Easter Sunday, killing worshippers, tourists and … Read More

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Sri Lanka wakes to emergency law after Easter bombing attacks

04 April, 2019 10:07 am 10:07 am

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankans woke to emergency law on Tuesday as authorities searched for those behind suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 290 people at the weekend, with the focus turning to militants with links to foreign groups. No group has yet to claim responsibility for Easter Sunday’s attacks on … Read More

215 dead, more than 500 injured in attacks on Sri Lankan churches, hotels

04 April, 2019 11:15 am 11:15 am

COLOMBO (Reuters/Web Desk) – Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and three luxury hotels killed at least 215 people and wounded more than 500, hospital and police officials said, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. More than 50 people were killed in … Read More

Easter Island delegation heads to British Museum to lobby for statue return

11 November, 2018 6:41 pm 6:41 pm

(Reuters) – A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians’ emblematic statues. The seven-foot (2.13 m) tall basalt figure, known as “Hoa Hakananai’a,” meaning “lost or stolen friend” in the local language, was among 900 statues or “Moai,” … Read More