|An inside view of St Anthony’s Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo, after one of the blasts [Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency]. Copyright owner https://www.aljazeera.com|
Sri Lankan Government said on Monday after Easter day bombings that they implementing emergency in the country.
Sri Lanka imposes emergency after Easter Day Bombings because death rises to 290 and U.S intelligence has reported Sri Lanka Government for more such bombings, then Military also finds a bomb at Colombo airport which was a serious issue. Then, many documents also reveal that the Indian High Commission was also at the target.
This emergency law gives police and army superior authority to imprison any suspects
without court orders, and it will go into effect at midnight on Monday said, President Office.
And major social media and messaging services, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked by the government to try to curb the spread of misinformation.
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In Colombo, 87 bomb detonators were found at the bus main station after Easter day bombings while an explosive went off near a church where scores were killed on Sunday when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it.
|This Document sent by police warned security officials about a threat to the churches Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath. Copyright owner- https://www.nytimes.com|
A night curfew was also announced which took effect on 8 p.m, suspicion was focusing on NTJ Islamic militants in the Buddhist majority country.
Officials on Monday said a little-known Islamist group that promotes a terrorist ideology in South Asia was responsible for the Easter Day Bombings.
The group, National Thowheeth Jama’ath, had a reputation for vandalizing Buddhist statues but little history of carrying out terrorist attacks.
Seven suicide bombers were involved in this attack while a spokesperson said that foreign network was involved. Till now, 24 people were arrested, all of them are Sri Lankans, but they don’t have many details.
Two of suicide bombers blew themselves at luxury Shangrila Hotel on Colombo’s seafront, said Ariyanda Welianga a senior officer.
Most of the attacks came during Easter services and when guests were waiting for breakfast.
“Guests who had come for breakfast were lying on the floor, blood all over,” an employee at Kingsbury Hotel told Reuters.
Many Suspects An International Network Was Involved In Easter Day Bombings.
Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said an International network was involved in Easter Day Bombings but did not elaborate.
“The intelligence reports (indicate) that foreign terrorist organisations are behind the local terrorists. Therefore, the president is to seek the assistance of the foreign countries,” it said in a statement
“We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country,” Senaratne said. “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have to succeed.
Now a twelve-hour curfew has been imposed while the nation remains on high alert. This is declared one of the most unfortunate events after the civil war came to an end a decade ago.