Colombo, April 23: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday said that India had shared intelligence inputs with Sri Lanka but there were some lapses. Sri Lanka PM made this statement speaking to NDTV, two days after the attack which killed more than 320 people and wounded 500 others. Sri Lanka Terror Attacks: CCTV Footage Spots Suspected Suicide Bomber Entering St Sebastian's Church Before Explosion; Watch Video.
"India gave us some intelligence but certainly there has been some lapse," Wickremesinghe said in an interview with NDTV in Colombo. He also said that Sri Lankan investigators were in close touch with several nations, including Pakistan and China, as they probed the terror strikes. Sri Lanka Serial Bomb Blasts: Probe Shows Attacks Were 'Retaliation For Christchurch', Says SL Minister.
A series of eight explosions hit the island nation on Easter Sunday killing over 320 people and injuring500 others. The Islamic State (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sri Lanka had earlier named National Thowheeth Jama'ath, a local Islamist group, as the major suspect for the attack which sparked the international outrage.
An earlier probe also revealed that the attacks were "retaliation for Christchurch" attack in New Zealand. "The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch," said the country's Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene.