Nine suspects who were arrested in Wellampitiya over yesterday's explosions have been remanded until May 06.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference has called the tragic incidents which took place on Easter Sunday as an "cruel act which is extremely deplorable".
The Indian Coast Guard has increased its monitoring efforts in the Indo-Sri Lankan territorial waters, to prevent members of an extremist groups from entering the country, Indian media reports.
The bomb disposal team of security forces carried out a controlled detonation of a vehicle borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the vicinity of the Kochchikade Church a short while ago.
The Sub Inspector, and two Police Constables who were killed during a raid at a house in Dematagoda yesterday (April 21) have received posthumous promotions, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Mannar police have discovered a stock of explosives in the garden of a resident in Oluthuduvai, Mannar today (Apr 22).
A total of 87 detonators have been discovered at a private bus stand in Bastian Mawatha by the Pettah Police this afternoon.
The government will provide Rs 1 million as compensation to the families of those who lost their lives during the explosive attacks which occured yesterday, Minister Rajitha Senaratne said.
The government has declared tomorrow (Apr 23) as a national day of mourning.
The clauses pertaining to the prevention of terrorism will be brought under the Emergency Regulations with effect from midnight today (Apr 22).
Sri Lanka’s business community has condemned Sunday’s acts of terror which killed more than 290 people and created havoc at three churches and three luxury hotels, and urged people to be united in this time of grief.
Two persons have been arrested in Dambulla after Police had noticed suspicious activity concerning the suspects last evening.