Sri Lanka police chief says all terrorists linked to Easter attacks have been arrested or killed
Posted on May 7th, 2019

Xinhua

COLOMBO, May 7 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan security forces have arrested all those directly linked to the Easter terror explosions on April 21, Acting Police Chief Chandana Wickramaratne said in a special statement here on Tuesday.

Wickramaratne said the police had identified all those involved in the terror attacks and many of them had committed suicide when security forces had attempted to arrest them.

He said the two bomb experts involved in the terrorist attacks had also been killed and forces had seized all the explosives and bombs which had been stored for future attacks.

“We request the public to resume their daily activities without fear. Search operations will continue throughout the island, but all those directly involved in the attacks have been arrested or are dead. The security forces will continue to provide security to all its citizens,” the police chief said.

He said that tight security would remain in places of worship and security forces were also conducting a program to create awareness about safety and security in all schools.

More than 250 people were killed and over 500 injured in the Easter Sunday explosions which targeted three churches and three luxury hotels.

3 Responses to “Sri Lanka police chief says all terrorists linked to Easter attacks have been arrested or killed”

  1. Christie Says:

    I do not think this is just the act of a lonely cult. In such a situation the leader and followers go to hell or heaven.

  2. Sarath W Says:

    How can the police be so confident when they were clueless about the terrorist attacks and even failed to act when given credible information? If it is safe for the public to resume their daily activities without fear, why are the ministers and the MPs not sending their children to school?

  3. Dilrook Says:

    What a joke!

    Everyday a new weapons cache is captured. How can he say all have been captured?

    People are reluctant to send their kids to school. What is happening?

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