Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa brothers secured a landslide victory in the parliamentary election, giving them nearly the two-thirds majority of seats required to make constitutional changes, according to results.
Sri Lankans were voting on Wednesday to elect a new parliament that is expected to give strong support to the powerful and popular Rajapaksa brothers.
Aberdeen leaders have attended a candlelit vigil for the victims of the Sri Lankan terrorist attacks.
One of the bombers behind the Sri Lankan terror attack was former UK student Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed.
A 43-year-old woman was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and near Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo.
The eighth Briton killed in the Sri Lankan terror attack has been described by her husband as “a conduit for bringing people together to both make things happen, and make them better”.
Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the defence secretary and national police chief over the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 350 people.
Many of the suicide bombers who killed more than 350 people in a series of coordinated Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka were highly educated and came from middle- and upper-middle-class families, the country’s junior defence minister has said.
The Sri Lankan terror attacks, which targeted churches and hotels, killed more than 350 people, including eight Britons. They are:
Plans have been submitted to erect a statue of a north-east tea pioneer.
An elephant stranded nine miles out to sea has been rescued by the Sri Lankan Navy.