On Sunday morning (April 21) there was a series of explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The affected cities are Negombo, Baticcaloa, and the capital of the country – Colombo. Initially, 20 people were talked about. According to current information, as a result of the explosion, at least 310 people were killed and several hundred were injured. CNN reports that intelligence of US and India warned against attacks.
The attacks took place among others in the church of St. Antoni and St. Sebastian in four churches and three hotels. This includes the church in Colombo and the church of st. Sebastian in Negombo, as well as in Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotels in Colombo. Numbers killed More than a decade ago in Sri Lanka the civil war with the so-called Tamil tigers and since then Ceylon has been rebuilding its country mainly with the help of tourism.
The moment a bomb explodes in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo, as the police attempt to defuse it
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The authorities do not comment on the perpetrators of the attacks and ask to refrain from speculating and pointing out those guilty. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe scheduled a meeting of the National Security Council in his home on Monday. The problem is that none of the officials wanted to appear. For several months in Sri Lanka there is a conflict between the political options represented by the president and prime minister. As reported by CNN, both US and Indian intelligence reported Sri Lanka about the danger. A Muslim terrorist group, National Thowheed Jamath, was about to prepare for the attack. Unfortunately, because of a political conflict nobody informed the Prime Minister about the threat.
“I definitely condemn the cowardly attacks on our people. I am calling on all Sri Lankans in this tragic time to remain united and strong, “Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Teraer.
Of the total population of Sri Lanka, about 22 million, 70 percent are Buddhists, 12.6 percent are Hindu, 9.7 percent are Muslim, and only 7.6 percent are Christian, according to the 2012 census. Analysts agree that for the attack the group had to have help from abroad because they have too little public support in Sri Lanka.