Officials sources said a government gazette which should have been issued on Thursday to extend the state of emergency by a further month was not issued.
The St Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka's western coastal town of Negombo was reconsecrated on Sunday, three months after it was badly damaged in the Easter Sunday blasts that rocked the island nation.
A total of 7 suicide bombers carried out a series blasts that targeted three churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21. The attacks injured 500 people.
A team comprising officials of the Criminal Investigations Department took Mohamed Milhan and other suspects in its custody in Dubai and brought them back for further questioning.
Siddiqui Ahamad Danish, who works for Reuters news agency and is based in New Delhi, was arrested when he allegedly attempted to forcibly enter a school in Negombo city to speak to its authorities.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was speaking at a press conference in Colombo in the wake of recent bombings in the island nation.
Srivastava checked into the Cinnamon Grand Hotel on April 20, along with his British colleague Lorraine Campbell, who was confirmed dead by her family members on Wednesday.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks on three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels that claimed 253 lives but the government has blamed a local Islamist extremist group National Tawheed Jamath (NTJ) for the bombings.
Sri Lanka Blasts: In Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners. Death toll from attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels has risen to 290, about 500 people are wounded.
Police in Sri Lanka said on Monday 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.
New Delhi: Delhites celebrated Easter Sunday, which marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with prayers and sumptuous meals.While some members of the community attended the Easter vigil a day prior to the festival, many preferred