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Sri Lanka’s Muslims angered by forced Covid-19 cremations

COLOMBO (UCAN): Sri Lanka made cremations compulsory for Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) victims on April 12,…

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Mass at St. Theresa's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2019. the Church in Sri Lank has suspended Masses as part of the effor to combat the spread of Covid-19. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Sri Lanka imposes curfew to tackle Covid-19

COLOMBO (UCAN): The government of Sri Lanka government imposed a police curfew in several areas,…

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St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade. Photo: AntanO / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
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Cardinal fumes at lack of action on Easter Sunday bombing investigations

COLOMBO (UCAN): “The most senior person in the government should have been brought to the…

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Our Lady of Madhu. Photo: lakpuratravels / Wikimedia CC BY 2.0
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Madhu shrine of Our Lady declared a sacred place

COLOMBO (UCAN): The Sri Lankan government declared the Church of Our Lady of Madhu a…

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Police examine the devastation after the bombing of St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on April 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Sri Lanka’s bishops push for fresh inquiry into Easter bomb attacks

COLOMBO (UCAN):  Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena, appointed a new five-member commission, headed by an…

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