Following the attacks that claimed 258 lives, some Muslim politicians representing the government came under criticism for their alleged support extended to the rising militancy.
The Lankan government, in the pretext of implementing its new Fisheries Bill, has been arresting Tamil fishermen and are imposing lakhs of rupees as penalty.
Mullivaikkal Remembrance Forum, an organisation voicing the concern of Tamils vowed to strengthen the call to refer Sri Lanka to the International Crimes Court for alleged war crimes committed then.
According to the Gazette the National Thowheed Jamaath, the Jamaathe Millaathe Ibrahim, and the Willayath As Seylani organisations have been banned.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also appealed for calm after the unrest broke out, especially in Kurunegala district targeting Muslims.
The cleric, whose identity has not been disclosed, was wanted for releasing videos in a manner that harms reconciliation in the country and has been remanded till May 14.
Over 250 people, including 44 foreigners 10 of whom were Indians, were killed and 500 others injured in the blasts in three churches and as many hotels on April 21.
The man, who identified himself as Maluge Juth Selfon Dias, was held from Thampanoor bus terminal in the heart of the city last night, police said.
A Facebook friend of main suspect in Easter blasts, he was caught along with 2 other men in a raid by NIA and IB.
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to lift the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular platforms from April 30.
Muslims in the South Asian nation have felt they are a target ever since jihadist suicide bombers killed more than 250 people with their coordinated strikes on six churches and hotels.
Nancy VanHorn, the spokesperson at the US Embassy in Colombo, said that the US believes active members of the attack group that carried out the terror attacks on Easter Sunday may still be at large.
The 40-year-old Tamil medium school teacher was found in possession of 50 SIM cards and other incriminating items.
Security around Sufi mosques in the country which are known as 'Kuppu Palli' or 'Auliya' mosques has been strengthened following the threat.
On Thursday, police issued a flyer with the names and photos of six people -- three men and three women -- wanted in connection with attacks that killed over 250 people.