A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard at the entrance of the Cinnamon Grand Colombo hotel lobby. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

How Colombo nightlife died after Sri Lanka terrorist attacks, and the bar owners confident it will return

  • Since the deadly church and hotel bombings, the once crowded clubs, restaurants and bars of the nation’s capital have been empty
  • Owners face lean times, but see the island nation as resilient. ‘We fought 30 years of war, we survived that. I believe we can survive anything,’ says one
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A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard at the entrance of the Cinnamon Grand Colombo hotel lobby. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP
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A soldier stands guard outside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP

China issues Sri Lanka travel alert after deadly Easter blasts

  • Chinese embassy warns visitors that it will not be able to offer help if they insist on going to the South Asian country
Topic |   Sri Lanka bombings

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A soldier stands guard outside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo: AFP
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