Colombo, May 7: All the terrorists involved in the Easter Sunday bombings that left 257 people dead have been either arrested or killed, the Sri Lankan police claimed while assuring that the country could now go back to normalcy. Addressing a press conference here on Monday night, Sri Lanka's acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) CD Wickremarante said that among those killed were two bomb experts, reported Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka).
The acting IGP also claimed that the police and security forces have seized all explosives possessed by terrorist groups. Police spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera had earlier said the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) seized assets worth more than 7 billion rupees belonging to the local terror outfit National Thorheed Jamath (NTJ), reported Colombo Page. Sri Lanka's Bombed Church Partially Opens for Prayers.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan government has lifted the ban on social media platforms, which was imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of false information following the act of communal violence between ethnic Sinhalese group and minority Muslims.
On April 21, eight coordinated explosions jolted Sri Lankan cities of Colombo, Negombo, Kochchikede, and Batticaloa as the Christian community celebrated Easter. The attacks left 257 people dead and several hundred others injured.