An emergency meeting had been called over the bomb explosions reported across the country, Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva said a short while ago.
In a tweet, he said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was on his way from Bentota.
“Secretary of Defence and I am at Kochchikade Church. We were also at Shangri-La and Kingsbury Hotels. Rescue operations are underway. Many casualties have been reported including foreigners,” he said and requested people to stay calm and indoors.