Pope Francis condemns SL terror attacks
Pope Francis has condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka during his Easter Sunday address in Rome, offering condolences to the victims, CNN reported.
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Trump condemns terror attacks, offers help
President of the United States of America, Donald Trump condemned the terror attacks in Sri Lanka in a tweet a short while ago and offered assistance to Sri Lanka in its time of need.
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Three police personnel killed: Two suspects arrested
Three police personnel on duty were killed during a search operation at Dematagoda this afternoon, police sources said.
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Dalada Maligawa closed
The Sri Dalada Maligawa is closed until further notice due to the prevailing situation, Administrative Secretary of the Sri Dalada Maligawa said.
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Police curfew with immediate effect
Police curfew has been imposed with immediate effect across the island by the IGP until further notice
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Social media temporarily blocked
The government has decided to temporarily block social media sites including Facebook and Instagram. Presidential Secretariat said in a statement that the decision to block social media was taken as false news reports were spreading through social media.
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Another explosion at Dematogoda
Another explosion was reported close to a housing complex at Dematogoda a short while ago, police said.
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Suicide bombers were used, radical Islamists suspected: Sources
All 6 blasts which occurred early this morning were a result of suicide bombers; initial investigations have revealed. The Daily Mirror learns that investigations thus far have revealed that two people had checked into room number 616 of the Shangri-La Hotel on April 20, 2019.
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Explosion at Dehiwala
Another explosion was reported a short while ago near the zoo in Dehiwala, police said. Two people were killed in the explosion.
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Those behind the attacks must be dealt with immediately: MR
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said it was absolutely barbaric to see violent attacks on such a holy day and that whoever is behind these attacks must be dealt with immediately.
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Remain united and strong: PM
While condemning the attacks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called on all Sri Lankans during the tragic time to remain united and strong. “I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic
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Prez urges stern action against those responsible for conspiracy
Issuing a special statement over the terror incidents, President Maithripala Sirisena said he has given instructions to take stern action against the people who are responsible for the conspiracy.
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138 killed in explosions
At least 138 people were killed while many others were injured in the six explosions today, National Hospital Director Anil Jasinghe said.
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Passengers requested to arrive at BIA 4 hours earlier
Passengers of all airlines flying out of Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake are requested to report to the airport four hours before their flights, Sri Lankan Airlines said.
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Schools closed for two more days
All schools across the island would remain closed for two more days until Wednesday due to the ongoing terror situation, the Education Ministry said.
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40 killed, over 250 injured from explosions in Colombo
At least 40 people were killed and more than 250 were injured in explosions reported in Colombo this morning, a hospital source said.
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25 killed in Batticaloa church explosion
At least 25 people admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital from the explosion at Zion Church in Batticaloa were declared dead, a hospital source said.
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