Mourners react during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka bombings: investigators probe global terror links as IS claims responsibility and death toll climbs to 321

  • President Maithripala Sirisena said intelligence agencies had reported that ‘international organisations [were] behind these acts of local terrorists’
  • State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said the bombings could have been retaliation for the mosque shootings in New Zealand last month
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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Mourners react during a mass burial of victims, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard near the president’s house in Colombo. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka suicide bomber studied in UK and Australia, defence minister says

  • Police said the death toll in the attacks has risen to 359 and 58 suspects have been arrested
  • Prime Minister Wickremesinghe warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still at large
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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard near the president’s house in Colombo. Photo: Reuters
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