Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2019

Attacks carried out by suicide bombers, Govt. Analyst confirms

The Government Analyst’s Department has confirmed that the attack on the three churches and the hotels in Colombo had been carried out by suicide bombers.

A total of eight explosions occurred across the country since last morning (21) in which 207 were killed and over 450 sustained injuries.

Explosions were reported in St. Anthony’s Church in Kotahena, Katuwapitiya Church in Katana, Zion Church in Batticaloa and Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo, a reception hall near the Zoological Garden in Dehiwala and at Maha Wila Gardens housing scheme in Dematagoda.

Police launched investigations into the explosions and had arrested 24 suspects in connection with the series of tragic events.