the Cinnamon Grand, Shangri-La and Kingsbury hotels in the capital, which occurred following the church blasts.
2 more explosions hit Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan military spokesman has confirmed two more explosions just outsi
de the capital, hours after six nearly simultaneous blasts rocked churches and luxury hotels.
The spokesman, Brig. Atapattu, says a 7th blast occurred at a guestho
use in Dehiwala, killing at least two people. Atapattu says an 8th blast occurred in Dem
atagoda on the outskirts of Colombo. He did not have details on the Dematagoda blast.
7 suspects have been arrested
State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene says seven suspects have been arrested.
Security has been beefed up across the countr
y. Wijewardene said all necessary precautions had been taken to keep citizens safe.
“As a government all necessary action will be taken agains
t any extremist group that is operating in our country,” Wijewardene said.