Mumbai: Police on Tuesday said that around 321 people have died in Sri Lanka bombardment that took place on Sunday in church during Easter celebration.
Sri Lankan police media spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara told CNN that around 40 people have been detained in the blast with link of attacks. The accused have been sent into custody. All suspects are from Sri Lankan nationals.
According to the Defence Ministry, Sri Lanka President Maithiripala Sirisena will have a meet with foreign delegates and high commissioners so to bring them on bombings and seek assistance internationally for investigations.
The ministry said, “International organizations have been there behind the terror attacks and hence International assistance will be seeking”.
Sri Lanka observe National Mourning Day all over the country.
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe said, “Today as a nation we mourn the senseless loss of innocent lives past Easter Sunday. I would like to thank the military and police forces, the medical personnel and all those who have worked bravely and tirelessly without the concern of their own safety, to ensure the safety and security of our citizens. It is imperative that we remain unified as Sri Lankans in the face of this unspeakable tragedy.”
— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) April 23, 2019
TIll Wednesday, all schools across the country have been closed down. The state is on high alert. Meanwhile, searches are been continue by the authorities.
With the blasts, 31 people are been identified as foreigners from which 10 are Indians.