Sri Lanka Easter Blasts Aftermath: Another Sunday, Another Mass Observed at Home

Sri Lanka police name all 9 Easter Sunday suicide bombers

Sri Lanka police name all 9 Easter Sunday suicide bombers

In Sri Lanka, a group of suicide bombers carried out a eight blasts at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21.

Two of his sons carried out attacks early Sunday morning, according to law enforcement.

"At least two motorcycles and two three-wheel taxis have been damaged in the clashes", the police officer told AFP.

Business tycoon and ASOS billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen buried three of his four children after a funeral service today following the Easter Sri Lanka bombings that killed more than 250 people. "[That is] the information available with us as of now", said Sri Lankan army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake during an interview with the BBC.

Authorities had information about a small group of radicals who may be trying to stage more strikes, said health minister and government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne, who added that the crackdown on extremists after the Easter bombings had been largely successful.

One of the key suspects who is believed by Indian officials to have visited India is Islamic preacher Maulvi Zahran Bin Hashim - leader of Sri Lanka National Towheed Jama'at (NTJ) and the ringleader of Easter Sunday attackers.

Police and troops across the country had recovered small quantities of explosives, guns, swords, daggers and kris knives, Gunasekera said.

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Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on 21 April 2019.

He said at least one police officer will be assigned to each school for this objective.

So far, 37 countries have issued travel advisories on Sri Lanka.

A state of emergency has been in place since the Easter suicide bombings, with warnings that more attacks are possible.

Agovernment source said on Tuesday police and other security forces across the Buddhist-majority country had been ordered to remain on high alert because the militants were expected to try to strike again, before the holy month of Ramadan which starts on Monday.

"With the many lovely people we have around us, close friends, talented colleagues and our loving family we will come together through it".

The government has blamed the Easter bombings on a local jihadist organisation which had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

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