Sri Lanka bombings: Recent updates
“Attack against Humanity”
More than 500 individuals injured as South Asian country reels from attacks targeting Hotels and churches.
Serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka have shaken churches and hotels, killing more than 300 individuals on Easter Sunday in the South Asian island.
More than 500 people have been injured in the worst attack since the end of the civil war that occurred 10 years ago. The blasts targeted four hotels, including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and the Cinnamon Grand in the capital Colombo.
While most of the victims were Sri Lankan, there were a few foreigners too. There were no cases of obligation for the attacks but the cabinet spokesperson and health minister Rajitha Senaratne accused the bombings for National Thowheeth Jama’ath, a little-known Muslim association.
Tuesday, April 23:
Death toll reaches 310
According to a police spokesperson, Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings have now reached the death toll of 310 with several people succumbing to their injuries. Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement that around 500 people were injured in the blasts. He also added that 40 people were now under arrest who were in connection with the attacks.
April 23 declared as the day of National Mourning
Sri Lanka’s government has declared Tuesday, April 23 a day of national mourning, the President’s Media Division announced.
New curfew orders from Sri Lanka Government
Authorities have ordered a new curfew in Colombo on Monday from 8 pm to 4 am on Tuesday, the Government Information Department reported. The department said strains stayed high in the capital after Sunday’s bombings.