ISIS Chose Sri Lanka As Target To Tell The World That It Exists: President Sirisena
Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:33 AM
The ISIS terror group chose Sri Lanka to stage a-massive-attack on Easter Sunday to tell the world that they exist, President Maithripala Sirisena said today, amid reports that plot was hatched in war-torn Syria way back in 2017. More than 250-people, including 11-Indians, were killed and nearly 500 others injured in the co-ordinated suicide bombings, which targeted three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels.
Sri Lanka Lifts Ban On Social Media, Security Remains Tight
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:32 PM
The Sri Lankan government has lifted a ban on social-media platforms intended to stop the spread of rumours after the Easter Sunday bombings, a source from president's office said. The ban on platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber has been lifted with immediate effect, source told Reuters. Security forces patrol a street, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island.
Sri Lanka Police Chief Resigns Over Easter Sunday Attacks: President
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:47 PM
Sri Lanka's top police official, Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara, has resigned over failures that led to the deadly Easter bomb attacks, the country's president said Friday. "The IGP has resigned. He has sent his resignation to the acting defence secretary. I'll nominate a new IGP soon," President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters. Sirisena's nominee has to be confirmed by a constitutional council.