Explosions in Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya and Colombo

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At least six explosions were reported this morning at three churches in Kochchikade, Katana, and Batticaloa and three five-star hotels in Colombo, police said.

Explosions were reported at St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian's Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana.

Explosions were also reported at three five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury in Colombo.

Police said another explosion was reported at a church in Batticaloa.

Several casualties including foreign tourists have been reported.



Video by Damith, Sanjeewa, AR Mahesh, Sepala



  Comments - 31

  • Arnold Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:43 AM

    The government should wake up and find the perpetrators and give the due punishment right away.

    Yoosuf Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:45 AM

    Are we going back to dark ages again? It is sure someone who is trying to do political revolution.

    Albert Alagu Anees Appuhamy Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:51 AM

    Shocking, am lost in deep sorrow. Its a place of worship and top its a common shrine for people of different faith.

    Lesli Premalal Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:58 AM

    This is the work of UNP to create fear amongst minorities against Rajapakses.

    Dee Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:19 PM

    Get a Life!

    Mahila Sunday, 21 April 2019 01:42 PM

    This appears to be the act of some group planning mayhem due to frustration unable to achieve their dreams any other way, except chaos in the state. Size of the bombs/explosions (138 killed) precision Planning

    Jaliya Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:59 AM

    What the F... is going on in here ?

    SL Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:01 AM

    So nita dame and the othe incident were not isolated.5 places were attacked. So sad.

    AJANTHA PEIRIS Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:04 AM

    utterly condemn the cowardly act.

    SL Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:07 AM

    So stupid gvt.keep blind on islamic extremism in SL to.put its people in danger.feel so sorry about the victim on this holy day

    SL in KSA Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:07 AM

    What a way to start Easter Sunday, I really hope that the injuries are at a minimum. This is terrible.

    H. M.Nizam Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:11 AM

    This country will never prosper until the communal minded extreme terrorists are wiped out from this country.

    Unchikun Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:13 AM

    Who is behind this carnage? Was it a result of the court ruling to arrest a bud supports?

    SL Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:17 AM

    thanks for stupid gvt and Human Rights, state intelligent was crippled and now see the result.5 places in total in a single day act on ISIS extremism now !!!

    Dee Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:21 AM

    This is all an attempt to destabilise the country. To show security is weak and more 'powerful' command is needed. Let's pray for the nation not to go back to that era!

    Willows D Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:30 AM

    Bring in FM SF

    Bushel Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:31 AM

    Hope this will be not aken for plolitical advantage .

    Eliya to all Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:32 AM

    Behold the Adurin Eliyata! Start of a new era.

    At least this time act and fast track the investigation and punish the perpetrators. Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:51 AM

    The govt will arrest, remand and finally bail the perpetrators. And finally every thing is forgotten as their (govt's) voter base will get effected. See what happened to those who were arrested for the Digana incident where whole towns and people and property were raised to the ground. These rascals are roaming about scot free . This is the wonder of Asia

    vajiya Sunday, 21 April 2019 10:59 AM

    Heard that initial intelligence reports point at ISIS. The two church bombs in kochchikade and negombo had been suicide bombs. A few days back a biker in kaththankudi was arrested with explosives. Perhaps that explains the explosion in Batti church...govt had been warned by intelligence but govt ignored reports

    sas Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:02 AM

    Truly shocking

    hello Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:06 AM

    Extremism? Local Politics? International Politics? Or drug smuggling?

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:08 AM

    MR and Gota have unleashed their racists. Only these both and their criminal mafia benefit politically from these acts of terrorism.

    Yo mom Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:10 AM


    amala Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:12 AM

    Its ISIS no doubt...inverted situation of New Zealand.

    Ibby Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:14 AM

    There are few words. RIP.

    SL Sunday, 21 April 2019 11:56 AM

    Int had already warned the gvt!!! regarding the thafuik jamat attack .what the stupid gvt had done!!!

    kana Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:00 PM

    going dark srilanka ?

    Tarik Hussain Sunday, 21 April 2019 12:24 PM

    This doesn’t look like a terrorist group, they usually claim that they did it for publicity. This looks political, to create a problem between religions. Haven’t they seen enough about other countries going to hell. Why the hotels though? All of them are top tier. But all of these are in a specific area where Muslims are usually seen, could this be political or a hate crime. True Muslims don’t hate anyone, We also follow “Love thy Neighbour”. Probably a politician or an uneducated child who calls himself a Muslim.

    mackie noohuthambi Sunday, 21 April 2019 01:33 PM

    may god save sri lanka. just after 10 years, we had such explosions. now for the last `10 years sri lanka has become land of peace. what happened cannot be even dreamt. first of all the government of sri lanka should ban all facebook and whattsup comments which will falsibly create more problems. they will pour oil in the fire.

    Shareef Sunday, 21 April 2019 02:01 PM

    Just when the wounds of war are healing, though at a slower pace, this carnage happens. Whatever the motive, whomever the persons were involved and whatever his/her political, ethnicity and/or religion is, a swift and authenticated response is the need of the hour. We know that this will have all the twists and turns, blame games and finger pointing by our political rascals. Our intelligence unit and judiciary's integrity is tested. Hence prevail upon the need with utmost sincerity. Prayers to all the victims of this cruelty.

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