Sri Lanka blasts: Authorities detains above 60 suspects responsible for Easter Sunday suicide bombings

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Sri Lankan authorities have so far arrested more than 60 suspects responsible for Easter Sunday eight consecutive suicide bombing attacks over hotels and churches, that has claimed the lives of around 359 people, the nation’s parliament chief Lakshman Kiriella has stated on Wednesday.

According to Reuters news reports, Kiriella, also the minister of public enterprise, stated that above 100 people were expected to be detained, but however, offered no further details.

Sri Lankan government has declared a state of national emergency on Monday, while Tuesday has been set for a national day of mourning in the country.

Sri Lankan authorities have already also begun an investigation into one of the worst violence, which Sri Lanka has suffered since the end of its civil war at least 10 years ago. Sri Lankan authorities have so far arrested 24 suspects in connection with the 8 consecutive explosions.

Also read: Sri Lanka blasts: Sushma Swaraj says India under processing to identify Indian killed in terrorist attacks

India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has on Monday stated the process to identify the deaths of Indian amongst those people reportedly killed in the eight continuous blasts that had rattled Sri Lanka on Sunday, was underway.

Swaraj said, “I have just spoken to Taranjit S. Sandhu, Indian High Commissioner in Colombo @IndianSL. We are identifying Indian amongst those killed in the blasts. Please get in touch with High Commissioner for any help on Phone nos. +94777903082, +94112422788, +94112422789. ”

Also read: Sri Lanka attacks: ISIS claims responsibility; In retaliation to NZ’ Christchurch attack, Lanka’ Wijewardene says

The ISIS (Islamic State) has on Tuesday claimed the responsibility of the heinous series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that took place on Easter Sunday that has claimed the lives of more than 300 people with many more wounded.

Also read: UNSC criticizes Sri Lankan ‘heinous’, ‘cowardly’ terrorist attacks; Calls to hold perpetrators accountable

The United Nations security council (UNSC) has condemned the series of “cowardly” and “heinous” terrorist attack on Monday that has rattled Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

According to ANI news reports, the UNSC has also underlined the importance of holding the perpetrators accountable for the eight consecutive blasts in the country.


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