21 April 2019
An island-wide curfew has been declared by Sri Lankan miltiary and police following blasts in Batticaloa and Colombo on Easter Sunday.
At a press conference earlier today, Sri Lanka's State Minister of Defence, Ruwan WIjewardene said the government would impose an island wide curfew for the time being.
While the curfew was initially announced as in operation between 6pm and 6am, the government took the decision to bring the curfew forward with immediate effect.
At least 160 have been killed in eight explosions, with the death toll rising.
Over 150 dead in Batticaloa and Colombo as Easter Sunday bomb blasts rock Sri Lanka
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