Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage following explosions at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo. Photo: Bloomberg
Rohan Gunaratna
Opinion

Opinion

Rohan Gunaratna

Sri Lanka bombings bear hallmarks of Islamic State attack

  • The government has attributed the suicide bombings to a little-known Islamist group but the coordinated strike on Easter Sunday shows how IS is entering a new phase of global expansion
  • Colombo now needs to exchange and share intelligence to dismantle the terrorists’ support and operational structures, says Rohan Gunaratna

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Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage following explosions at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo. Photo: Bloomberg
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Mourners grieve at the burial of three members of the same family victims of Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo. Photo: AP

Sri Lanka bombings: Syrian among 40 suspects held over blasts that killed 310, injured hundreds more

  • Country observes national day of mourning while the military uses civil war-era powers to bring in dozens for questioning
  • No group has yet to claim responsibility for Easter Sunday’s suicide bomb attacks on three churches and four luxury hotels
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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Mourners grieve at the burial of three members of the same family victims of Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo. Photo: AP
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