All Suspects In Sri Lanka Bombings Arrested Or Dead

All Suspects In Sri Lanka Bombings Arrested Or Dead

All Suspects In Sri Lanka Bombings Arrested Or Dead

"There were no fresh incidents in the past 24 hours in and around Negombo", police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said, adding that security forces had stepped up search operations in the area.

"Elections can not be postponed, therefore before the elections I will bring about stability and I will eradicate terrorism", he said.

The NIA officials have also found that the persons in its custody had links with the IS recruitment that took place in Kerala's Kasaragod. "We have no issues with them, but there are some which mushroomed recently".

The relatively unknown National Thowheeth Jamaath - an affiliate of the ISIS - had reportedly carried out the Sri Lanka blasts.

Sri Lanka's Catholic cardinal says that he has received "foreign information" that attempts would be made this week to attack a church and another Catholic institution. The official was quoted by HT saying that when a threat call is received, a bomb threat assessment committee is formed which categorises the threat into specific or non-specific threat based on which, every part of the airport is put on alert.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Daesh, telling the militant group to "leave my country alone".

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government will compensate those who lost property in the night-time clashes. He did not elaborate about their country of origin, but police said many foreigners who overstayed their visas were from Bangladesh, India, Maldives and Pakistan.

Catholic schools which were due to reopen after an extended Easter holiday will now be put off indefinitely.


As children prepare to go back to school on Monday, tens of thousands of security personnel secured public buildings and checked some 10,900 school buildings in the seaside city of Negombo which was hit by several bombings on Easter Sunday.

Government primary schools up to grade 5 are scheduled to open next week.

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