Devastating Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were retaliation for attacks on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, as ISIS claimed responsibility for the coordinated blasts that killed 321 people.
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.
Sri Lanka was plunged into crisis last Friday when President Maithripala Sirisena ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and swore in ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, disturbing the country's fragile governing coalition.
Even during the height of the Sri Lankan civil war, Sinhalese and Tamils were able to come together on a few things. One of those was food. Reporter Ike Sriskandarajah gives us a tour of Sri Lankan cuisine.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the widow of a Sri Lankan newspaper editor who wrote a piece predicting his own death. Sonali Wickrematunge published her husband's last editorial just days after he was assassinated on his way to work.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Sri Lanka about the latest chapter in the country's 25-year civil war. The Sri Lankan military is fighting its way into the last slice of territory held by Tamil Tiger rebels. Tens of thousands of civilians are trying to flee the area, and there are fears that many civilians have been killed.