Day: April 22, 2019

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded.

Controlled explosion near Kochchikade Church

A controlled explosion has been reported near St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade a short while ago.

87 detonators found in Pettah

87 detonators had been found yesterday at the Bastian Mawatha Bus Station and in a garbage dump in the area this afternoon by the Police officers in Colombo Fort, Police said.

Anti-terrorism sections to be gazetted under emergency regulations

The government has decided to gazette the sections dealing with prevention of terrorism under emergency regulations from midnight today.

Tomorrow declared a national day of mourning

The government has decided to declare 23rd April a national day of morning in remembrance of the series of fatal explosions which shook the country on Easter Sunday (21).

Three children of Danish billionaire killed in Sri Lanka attacks

Denmark’s richest man Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife lost three of their four children in the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, a spokesman for Povlsen’s fashion firm said on Monday.

Police curfew from 8.00 pm to 4.00 am

The police curfew will be imposed across the island from 8.00 pm tonight to 4.00 am tomorrow, the government announced today.

Party leaders to convene today

According to the General Secretary of Parliament, a special party leaders meeting is set to be held today at 2 pm.

Attacks carried out by suicide bombers – Government Analyst confirms

The Government Analyst’s Department has confirmed that the attack on the three churches and the hotels in Colombo had been carried out by suicide bombers.

24 suspects arrested in connection with Easter bombings

Sri Lanka Police says that 24 suspects have been arrested so far in connection with the series of explosions in the county yesterday.

US condemns Sri Lanka attacks, offers assistance to bring perpetrators to justice

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said several U.S. citizens died in the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

Death toll increases to 290

The death toll for the Easter Sunday terror attacks has risen to 290 by Monday morning with 500 have been injured, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

152 Live ammunition found in Diyatalawa

The Sri Lanka Air Force has seized 152 T56 live ammunition in an emergency search operation in Diyatalawa.

Chinese President, premier express condolence to Sri Lanka over deadly attacks

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday sent condolence messages to their Sri Lankan counterparts, respectively, after multiple deadly attacks shook the country.

Prior warning of attack: PM to order a probe

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, last night, addressing the media, at Temple Trees, said that all measures would be taken to wipe out terrorism and ensure that incidents like what took place on Easter Sunday would not occur again.