Day: April 21, 2019

Eiffel Tower goes dark to honor Sri Lanka attack victims

At the stroke of midnight in Paris, the Eiffel Tower went dark to honor the more than 200 people who died in the Sri Lanka bomb attacks.

Van allegedly used for terror attacks found

A van allegedly used to transport suspects and explosives was taken into custody in Wellawatte this evening, police said.

Sri Lanka Easter bombings: Mass casualties in churches and hotels

Sri Lanka’s defence minister says seven suspects have been arrested following a series of bombings that killed at least 290 people and wounded about 500 in churches and hotels on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene

Curfew from 6pm to 6am tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to impose police curfew across the island with effect from 6.00 p.m. today until 6.00 a.m. tomorrow, President’s Secretary Udara R. Seneviratne said.

Blast in Dematagoda

Another explosion is reported from the Maha Wila Udyanaya area in Dematagoda.

Another explosion near Dehiwala zoo

Another blast is reported from a reception hall near the Zoological Garden in Dehiwala.

Government schools closed tomorrow & day after – Leave of all police officers cancelled

All government schools will be closed on 22nd and 23rd of April due to the ongoing terror situation, the Education Ministry said.

190 killed in Explosions at Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya, Batticaloa and Colombo

At least 190 persons have been reported dead and nearly 460 injured in all six explosions were reported this morning at three churches in Kochchikade, Katana, and Batticaloa and three five-star hotels in Colombo, police said.

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 killed, a hospital source said.

Three more explosions at Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels

Three more explosions are reported from Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels in Colombo.

Explosions in Kochchikade and Katuwapitiya

Explosions were reported at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya,Negombo a short while ago, police said.

PM warns Minister Ravi: No more power cuts

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned Power and Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake that his Ministry and Ceylon Electricity Board officials will be held personally responsible if there were more power outages.

Swiss court verdict on 13 Tamil Tiger financiers challenged

The Swiss Federal Court must decide whether the Tamil Tigers are a criminal group – following a complaint from the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG).