Day: April 24, 2019

Emergency Regulations approved in Parliament

Emergency Regulations have been passed without a vote in the parliament a short while ago.


The police curfew will be imposed across the island from 10.00 pm tonight to 4.00 am tomorrow, the government announced today.

President tells Defence Secretary, IGP to resign

President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the Secretary of Defence Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to resign immediately.

UK sends counter-terrorism police to Sri Lanka

Britain has sent a team of counter-terrorism police to Sri Lanka after the deadly bombing attacks that killed at least 359 people, including eight Britons, on Easter Sunday.

Controlled explosion carried out at Thimbirigasyaya

A suspicious parcel which had been left unattended at a restaurant in Thimbirigaskatuwa, Katana has been destroyed though a controlled explosion, the Police Spokesman said.

Factory allegedly used to build bombs for Easter attacks identified?

The MailOnline website of the Daily Mail has published images of the factory allegedly where the Easter Sunday attacks were masterminded and where the suicide bombs are believed to have been built.

Controlled explosion near Savoy theatre in Wellawatte

According to the police, steps have been taken to examine a motorbike which was parked in close proximity to the Savoy Cinema.

Death Toll Rises to 359 in Sri Lanka Bombings, More Arrested

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.

Failure to heed info grave mistake – Rajitha

Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratna said that despite the international intelligence services having informed the country’s security network of possible terror attacks, targeting Christian, Catholic Churches and five-star hotels before 21 April and 10 minutes even before the attacks, failure to take preventive measures by those concerned, had been a grave mistake.

Another 18 suspects arrested last night

Eighteen suspects have been arrested by the Police Special Task Force in search operations carried out last night.

Isis release picture of Sri Lanka ‘mastermind’ and seven suicide bombers

Isis has released a picture claiming to show the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday bomb massacre in Sri Lanka, that killed 321 people.

Second team of NTJ terrorists ready for bombing, Indian officials tell Lanka

India is helping Sri Lanka probe the attacks with “technical and intelligence” support, and Indian security agencies are watching a Tamil Naidu-based cleric, The Hindustan Times quoted officials as having said.

Security apparatus to be restructured – President

The Police, Tri-Forces and other branches of the security apparatus would be restructured within a week and changes will be made to those heading security institutions within the next 24 hours, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday night.