COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Finance Minister alleges Easter Sunday massacre meant to undo progress in reconciliation made by government since establishment of Yahapalana administration. Condemns former President Rajapaksa’s visit to the scene of the blasts and hospitals with the media.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe promises to keep public informed of who is behind the attack that claimed over 200 lives and nearly 500 wounded yesterday. Blasts rocked three churches, St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena, St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana and Zeon Church, Batticaloa and three Colombo hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - PM assures investigation into why a prior warning about the attack had been ignored. Says all measures would be taken to wipe out terrorism and ensure incidents like the Easter Sunday carnage would not happen again.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, in a statement condemns attacks on the unsuspecting civilians as they gathered at churches to pray on Easter Sunday, one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar, as shocking, barbaric and senseless. Calls on government to use its full force to apprehend perpetrators.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - As many as 36 foreigners killed and nine reported missing in the Easter Sunday attacks, including foreign nationals of India, Portugal, Turkey, UK and US. Twenty five unidentified bodies believed to be of foreigners are at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The United National Party (UNP) yesterday rejected a claim by Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa that a planned coup in the UNP, had been scuttled due to it being revealed too soon.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The potential for increasing outbound travel and tourism between Seychelles and Sri Lanka, was unveiled at a tourism destination workshop held in Colombo recently.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Foreign borrowers’ financial information will be recorded in China’s national credit system, and the central bank is studying the feasibility of a cross-border information sharing mechanism to improve services for foreigners and prevent credit risks.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - The number of intellectual property rights cases handled by Chinese courts increased significantly in 2018, showing that the country is increasingly aware of its importance in pursuing high-quality economic development, the Supreme People’s Court said on Monday in a white paper.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - Excellence cannot be thrust upon an institution. It has recently been acquired by Calcutta University through considerable perseverance and tenacity of purpose. The process of attaining excellence involves the recruitment of outstanding faculty, providing them with resources and facilities in terms of laboratories, libraries, and research amenities. Now that Calcutta University has retrieved its lost excellence, it is time to strive further and recover its past glory.