Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday urged for calm as the nation was gripped in fear and shock following multiple blasts across the island.
Sirisena, in a message said he had instructed the police Special Task Force, and the triforces to investigate and urged the public to corporate in conducting a swift probe.
He also appealed to the public to refrain from spreading false information and to await official updates from the security forces and government.
No party has till now claimed responsibility over the attacks.
Six blasts took place within a span of minutes on Easter Sunday, which has so far killed over 180 people and injured over 400.
The blasts took place at the Sr. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, the St. Sebastians Church in Negombo, the Zion Church in Batticaloa and from the Shangri La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and the Kingsbury Hotel.
The injured have been rushed to the state hospitals.
A special security council meeting is underway, headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The government has kept all school closed on Monday and Tuesday and the police have urged everyone to remain indoors.
Airport officials have also requested the public to arrive at the airport four hours prior to their flight time while no visitors will be allowed inside the airport.