Days after Easter bombings, fresh explosions hit Sri Lanka

A few days after a series of explosions hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka’s Colombo, three more explosions rattled Saindamarudu area in the country’s Kalmunai city on Friday.

No casualties or damage to property has been reported yet.

The explosions were reported while security forces were carrying out searches to nab suspects of the Easter Sunday attacks.

During the raids, the Sri Lankan police recovered Islamic State uniforms, ISIS flags, 150 Gelignite sticks, 100,000 ball bearings and a drone camera in Sammanthurai, CNN quoted police, as saying.

An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday, a police spokesman said. No casualty was reported.

Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km.

On April 21, eight explosions rattled Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede, and Batticaloa amid Easter Sunday celebrations. At least 250 people were killed and over 500 others were injured in the serial blasts.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had on Thursday warned of “sleeper cells” that might launch more attacks in the island nation.

(With inputs from Geeta Mohan and ANI)


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