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US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz, has said that the US had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday bombings which claimed over 350 lives and wounded an approximate 500.

This statement follows from rumours that foreign officials had had prior warning.

Speaking to foreign reporters she said, “clearly there was some failure in the system” as the Sri Lankan government had intelligence on the attack prior to the actual attack.

Responding to questions she said; “We did not know because believe me, if we had, we would have tried to do something about”. 

Teplitz declined to state whether US officials had intelligence on the ISIS aligned group and their leader who conducted the attack. She has stated that FBI agents and US military personnel are assisting Sri Lankan officials in the investigation.

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