Day: April 23, 2019

Police curfew from 9.00 pm to 4.00 am

The police curfew will be imposed across the island from 9.00 pm tonight to 4.00 am tomorrow, the government announced today.

Islamic state claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group’s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.

Police advised to be on high alert

The Deputy Inspector General of the Colombo Police Division has instructed all senior officers attached to Police Stations in Colombo to increase security after receiving information of a suspicious lorry and van in Colombo.

Government should instruct authorities to take actions on national security – Mahinda

Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa says the incumbent government should instruct the authorities to take actions on the country’s security.

Sri Lanka attacks were retaliation for Christchurch attacks

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene today revealed that the Easter Sunday attacks were retaliation for recent New Zealand mosque attacks.

Motorists urged to paste contact, name on windscreens: Police

Vehicle owners are advised to display their contact numbers and names clearly in front of their respective vehicles when parking at public places, Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara says.

Easter Day attacks: death toll rises to 321

The death toll in the series of explosions that took place on the Easter Sunday (21st of April) has increased up to 321, says the Police Media Spokesperson.

Three-minute silence to remember victims of Easter attacks

A three-minute silence will be observed island-wide from 8.30 a.m. today in remembrance of those killed in Sunday’s attacks in Sri Lanka.

GR condemns Easter Day attacks

An act of any civilized world would be to condemn the Easter Sunday blasts that claimed the lives of over 300 innocent civilians and injured over 450 others, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

Kabir: Suspect released by police due to powerful politician’s intervention carried out Easter attack

One of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks, had been released from police custody a few months back due to pressure from a powerful politician, Minister Kabir Hashim revealed, yesterday.

Google searches for Notre Dame outnumbered Sri Lanka attacks 7:1

The fire which ravaged France’s iconic Notre Dame Cathedral received seven times more searches on Google than the bombings which rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and killed nearly 300 people.

Six including Amal Perera deported from Dubai

Six more individuals including Singer Amal Perera who were arrested along with notorious drug kingpin Makandure Madush in Dubai were deported this morning, police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

Attacks of this magnitude were not expected: Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said yesterday the Defence Ministry never expected an attack of this magnitude except for some isolated incidents in certain places.