Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard in the rain at St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka blast death toll lowered by about 100 as some bodies were ‘double counted’

  • Many victims ‘badly mutilated’, health ministry says, adding that new figure of 253 was reached after autopsies were completed and DNA cross-referenced
  • Revision puts increased pressure on government already under fire over apparent failure to act on intelligence about Easter bombings
Topic |   Sri Lanka bombings

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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard in the rain at St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on April 25. Photo: AFP

Sri Lanka suicide blasts: top Sri Lanka defence official resigns over security failures

  • Hemasiri Fernando, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, submitted a letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena
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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on April 25. Photo: AFP
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