Sri Lanka Blasts: Death toll from attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels has risen to 290, about 500 people are wounded, said a police spokesman, on Monday. According to Sri Lankan media, police have arrested 24 suspects till now. Meanwhile, police in Sri Lanka on Monday said the investigation into the Easter Sunday bombings will examine reports that the intelligence community failed to detect or warn of possible suicide attacks before the violence.
In Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners. The incidents shattered a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal civil war with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).