A day after coordinated and ghastly serial explosions that ripped apart churches and hotels in Sri Lankan capital Colombo on the eve of Easter Sunday killing 290 people and injuring over 500, the island nation President Maithripali Sirisena will call for a nationwide Emergency from midnight fours on Monday.
President Sirisena said, “The government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight.”
On Monday, the police suspected the local Islamist extremist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTH) responsible behind the deadly attack. The Sri Lankan police anticipate seven suicide bombers behind the attack and have found 87 bomb detonators at Colombo main bus station.
While, Sri Lankan minister Rajitha Senaratne said the attackers are Sri Lankan nationals, he also added, “We do not believe these attacks were carried out by a group of people who were confined to this country.” “There was an international network without which these attacks could not have succeeded.”
Meanwhile, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has said, among the five Indian nationals killed four of them were JD(S) workers.
As per reports, on April 11 the Sri Lankan police chief had warned against such an attack.