Month: October 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Six months since the church and hotel bombings that killed 259, Sri Lanka’s Catholic cardinal makes a potentially explosive claim about what lay behind them. Not simply, he says, an extremist outburst. He alleges a plot to ‘destabilise’ the country – and decries a government whitewash.

25 October 2019 By Paul Martin

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the most senior Catholic in Sri Lanka, has told he suspects the Easter bombings six months ago were “not just an attack of some fanatics”. He believes they constituted a deliberate plot to destabilise his country.

Iran banned from world judo

23 October 2019 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. Iran’s judo fighters have been banned from competing anywhere in the world – including at next year’s Olympic Games – until the Iran Judo Federation accept that their athletes fight against Israeli athletes.