Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday decided to appoint a commission to inquire into the Eastern Sunday serial blasts in Colombo and three other towns in which 228 persons, including nine foreigners, were killed and 470 injured. The media reported that the President would ask the commission to submit a report within two weeks.
Meanwhile, the police have recovered the van in which the explosives used in the carnage were carried. The van was found in Ramakrishna Road in Wellawatte in South Colombo. Its driver has been arrested. The police had earlier arrested seven persons in connection with the eight blasts in two fire-star hotels in Colombo, and churches in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.
The police have also discovered a house in Sarikkamulla, in Panadura, south of Colombo, which had been a shelter for the terrorists.