Sri Lankan authorities have ordered a state of emergency to be introduced from midnight Monday following the deadly Easter attacks, the president’s office said. The special measures are being brought in “to allow the police, army, navy and air force to ensure public security.
Meanwhile, World leaders have reacted to the series of bomb blasts that struck luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Sunday. At least two hundred and ninety people were killed and over five hundred were injured in the coordinated terror attacks, which have put the entire country on lock-down.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday’s attacks but officials have said that the attacks were carried out with the support of an international network. The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath.
President of the United States, Donald Trump in his reaction said that his country is ready to help. UK Prime Minister, Theresa May also said the acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling while President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks, calling it an assault on all of humanity.