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🇱🇰 Sri Lanka announces nationwide emergency | Al Jazeera English



Sri Lanka’s government has announced a nationwide emergency beginning at midnight on Monday.
This will give police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate anyone without a court order.
This comes after at least 290 people were killed in coordinated attacks across the country on Easter Sunday.
Al Jazeera’s Alexi O’Brien reports.

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  1. All religions believe in the same GOD. Why in the bible all white and is the pope GOD. I wondered that pope not like the brown people from Sri Lanka. The Bishop of Rome love only money and that is all. Why against the Catholic community? Were was GOD? Other think that other belief is better and that is not true. For better life in Sri Lanka converts to Buddism and please think about your kids.

  2. Sri Lankan wake up and fight back. Stop rapid Islamism growing in Sri Lanka. If the government don’t have back bone, people have to stand up and fight back.

  3. This doesn't add up both religions are targeted in this country all the time

  4. So sad to hear that such accident happen in such peaceful nation but one things i am not understanding that while Americans attaching different countries by air how many innocent people died there may me more than 500 once in one-place but non of the news focus soo sad so say

  5. Is SRI LANKA in Africa or Asia?

  6. Love Srilanka,Im indonesia

  7. ☮️ Peace ☮️ peace. Don't blame Islam for it . ☮️ Peace ☮️.Islam is the religion of peace ☮️ Peace ☮️. Islam will bring Peace ☮️ Peace around the world. ☮️ Peace ☮️

  8. Ask erDOGan the turkish dictator and the emir of isis and alqaeda in syria.for sure this c*nt funded the bombing in srilanka.we hope russia,china and america and north korea can nuke the animal turkish erDOGan so the christians can take back the constantinople.

  9. Another ugly people that commited massacres of innocent humans. Stop killing innocent people. To all nations, no tolerance with terrorists. Copy New Zealand and support the victims. Our hearts with the victims of Sri Lanka.

  10. Y r ppl killing for God? He is God can't he destroy what he doesn't like??? I don't understand and don't want to…

  11. Why they kill people in holy place?😓

  12. One particular religion killing innocents all over the world over and over again.

  13. Lives are cents here, these regions are dangerous to foreigners to visit, do it at ur own risk

  14. Radical islamic extremists! Must root them all out

  15. All these bombings while Sri Lanka is trying to recover from the Civil War that ended 10 years ago.

  16. Sorry sri lanka 😢😢😢😢
    May the victims rest in peace😟😟😟😟

  17. Al Jazeera supports crimes against Americans and Christians.

  18. Why is this news still isnt booming

  19. I hope they find the people, interrogation should be done by experts; otherwise it can turn into torture which will only get a confession

  20. Pak IT cell active here it shows how concerned they are….. radical Islamist terrorists revenge for NZ attack

  21. Sri Lanka is an island and u can't run easily so as the fate of Tamil Tigers. Thus, it's so illogical on the failure of Sri Lankan intelligence, hope it won't create further discriminations to the Muslim citizens there….a conspiracy? time will tell, god is great

  22. World's most useable lie"Islam is religion of peace " . .

  23. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, both victim of Indian terrorism.

  24. 😭😢😢😢😥 sad

  25. We can feel your pain Sri Lankan.. Love and prayers from Pakistan

  26. And when the forbidden months have passed, kill the idolaters wherever you find them and take them prisoners, and beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent and observe Prayer and pay the Zakat, then leave their way free. Surely, Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful.
    My question to wahabbi propaganda channel Al Jazeera is how does the above mentioned line makes islam a religion of peace

  27. Sorry, sir Lanka,⁦⁦ 🇵🇰⁩

  28. Islam = psychotic followers of crazy pedophile prophet

  29. God mercy on victims,these types of attacks in a country like srilanka😔😭😭

  30. This is so sad the Government is behind all this. It’s an economy war the Or following bankruptcy are falling all over the world no more wars

  31. Feel bad for them. God give strength for every one in srilanka… 😢😭😭😭😭

  32. 😭😪 horrible incident 🙁

  33. draw a line from Christchurch,NZ to Colombo,SL and next..maybe

  34. i ve feeling its India… they ve history of exporting terorists to Srilanka.. for example LTTE aka Tamil tigers was created and armed by RAW, recently they ve been theeatening and unhappy with Srilanka going to China club and this might be a try to scare of investors as China is investing billions in Srilanka as part of ONE ROAD project

  35. sorry sri lanka…stay strong😢

  36. Drug lord behind this why media can't talk about it

  37. The perpetrators (believe) these atrocities are justified, and have religious beliefs as well, and they make this conflicting dichotomy add up with even more beliefs.

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