Sri Lanka Ends the National Emergency since the April Serial Explosions

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 Sri Lanka Ends the National Emergency since the April Serial Explosions


Sri Lankas presidential palace announced the decision in a statement.

Several churches and hotels in Colombo and Batticalo, Sri Lanka, were attacked by a series of explosions on April 21, resulting in more than 250 deaths and more than 500 injuries. Silicena subsequently declared a state of emergency throughout the country from 0:00 on 23 April.

According to Sri Lankan law, a state of emergency lasts for one month; if it is necessary to continue the state of emergency, the President needs to re-declare it every month.

Silicena subsequently declared an extended state of emergency three times.

The extremist group Islamic State claimed to have launched the April attack, but so far there is no evidence of its direct involvement. The Sri Lankan government has designated local extremist groups to plan and launch attacks. Police said that all nine murderers died, seven of them died in suicide attacks, the other two committed suicide fearing crime, and other suspects involved in the attack have been brought to justice. (End) (Wang Hongbin) [Xinhua News Agency microfeature

Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285