police confirmed they had instructed security stations around Colombo area to deploy additional officers and asked the navy to deploy more vessels on rivers,following leaks of police intelligence reports warning that bridges into capital were at risk of attack.
the Chinese Embassy in Colombo said four oceanic scientists were among the six Chinese nationals killed during the Easter Sunday bomb blast. The deceased included Li Jian, 38, and Pan Wenliang, 35, who were senior engineers at the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCSIO). Two others, Li Dawei, 30, and Wang Liwei, 26, were from the First Institute of Oceanography under the Ministry of Natural Resources, state-run Global Times reported on Wednesday.
Saudi embassy published a tweet for their nationals and said to leave Sri lanka. According to the tweet “Due to the current security situation in the Republic of Sri Lanka, the embassy advises citizens in Sri Lanka to leave,” they mentioned. The advice follows suicide bomb attacks on hotels and churches that killed more than 250 people, including 42 foreign nationals, on April 21 .
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On Saturday afternoon, another 43-degree burning summer’s day in Delhi, a lean and lanky young man, standing near the dressing room inside Feroz Shah Kotla, is attracting passersby’s attention with the portrait of Virat Kohli he’s holding up.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed on Saturday that three of its members clashed with Sri Lankan police for several hours before detonating their explosive vests on them in the east coast city of Kalmunai late on Friday, the militant group’s news agency Amaq said. The group said 17 policemen were killed or injured in the attack. The group did not give evidence for its claim.
Sri Lanka’s police chief has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president’s office said on Saturday, deepening the rift at top levels of government.
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The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on Friday, four police sources said. Niyaz Sharif, the…