Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks demanding an increase in coronavirus testing and new isolation facilities for infected prisoners.
In a matter of months, Sri Lanka has gone from a success story to a cautionary tale in dealing with the coronavirus.
The Trump administration is challenging a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the deportation of a man from Sri Lanka.
Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka were closed after over 250 people were killed in suicide bombings on April 21.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s office cited concerns over identification and national security in the wake of the deadly bombings.
Authorities said the militants detonated three explosives and opened fire during the raid.
Hundreds gathered at mosques across Sri Lanka on Friday, despite warnings that places of worship could be targeted by militants through the weekend.
Mohamed Zahran, the leader of local militant group National Towheed Jamaat, was known for his vitriolic extremist speeches on social media.
The archbishop of Colombo and other religious leaders are cautioning Sri Lankans against attending worship services for the foreseeable future.
The country's top health official said the blasts had damaged some bodies beyond recognition, making accurate identification difficult.