Sri Lanka-Declares Emergency After The Blasts

Sri Lanka-Declares Emergency

The devastating terror attack that took place on Sunday’s Easter prayer. Negombo and Batticaloa the cities in Colombo, the heartland of Sri Lanka. The blasts took place simultaneously at various High Profile Hotels and Churches. The deaths count to nearly 290 and more than half-a-thousands hurt with some serious injuries.

The island of 22 million people located at the Southeastern tip of India. Sri Lanka is facing the civil war from the last decade that pitted the Sinhalese Buddhist government against militant fighters. The minority Tamil community pioneered the modern day attacks.

Security Breach

As per the statement by Sri Lanka’s government, they feel that the Intelligence Security marked the breach. Well, it is an even more serious issue to look forward. As of the reports, April 11, police officer(unknown) had issued a warning against some serious attack being planned. In that advisory report the police officer, reportedly mentioned that the radical Islamist group called National Thowheeth Jamaath was planning nationwide attacks.

Sri Lankans living near St. Anthony's shrine run for safety

Sri Lankans living near St. Anthony’s shrine run for safety 

According to the officials’ report, there are some International Hands behind the blasts. As the blast of such a high scale needs a lot of investment and even months of planning. Sri Lankan Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne condemn the attack but also points the serious concern of the security issue,

The prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced the state of emergency from the midnight, which will help police to stop and search for the ones behind it. As of the reports, some leftist has been arrested early in the morning and they are been questioned. Till now, 2 days after the un-human terror attacked no terror group has taken over its responsibility which is even of serious concern about the Sri Lankan government. In Order to identify the culprits between the crowd will be a challenging task for their armed forces.

Relatives carry a coffin for burial during the funerals of three members of the same family, all died at Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church

Relatives are carrying a coffin for burial that died at Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church

Different Theories Behind the Attacks

Due to unclear names, many of the experts are coming out with their own theories and interpretation behind the Attacks. one says that nearly 10% of Muslims of 22 million population on the island is very angry by their government as they feel that they have been isolated.

Expert says, due to the continues focus been given to Sinhalese and Tamils for their Good and Bad ways, other minorities groups felt left alone and been unnoticed by their government.

A woman prays at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019

A woman prays at St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019

Feasibly the motivation for the attack will come out in the coming hours, days, or weeks. For now, analysts will continue to watch Sri Lanka for signs that their worst days have returned.


4 thoughts on “Sri Lanka-Declares Emergency After The Blasts

  1. Two other government ministers also suggested intelligence failures in Sri Lanka. The telecommunications minister wrote on Twitter: “Serious action needs to be taken as to why this warning was ignored.”


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