EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY

Written by Staff Writer

25 Apr, 2019 | 9:59 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) –

 Your Thursday Morning Brief

 

  1. Police note that eight out of the nine Easter bombers have been identified.
  2. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings at mosques in Christchurch.
  3. MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe requested the President to enforce the law against Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police Pujitha Jayasundara for the alleged non-disclosure of a vital warning that could have led to the prevention of Sunday’s attacks.
  4. Several entrance passes to the parliamentary complex, 2 live bullets, a number of SIM cards and a road plan had been discovered at a house in Balangoda.
  5. Dullas Alahapperuma noted that the President, Prime Minister, subject ministers, and heads of security are pointing fingers at each other on the Easter Sunday tragedy.
  6. Minister Rauff Hakeem noted that they must, however, confess and concede that they are collectively guilty of complacency in not taking immediate action when there were intelligence reports pointing towards the possibility of these heinous attacks.
  7. UNP Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe handed over a private member’s motion to the General Secretary of Parliament yesterday, requesting for a ban to be imposed on attire such as the burqa which covers one’s entire face.
  8. An Egyptian national was arrested at an international school in Madampe.
  9.  Final rites of the police officers and several others who were the unfortunate victims of the Easter Sunday attack were carried out yesterday.
  10. A total of 3 suspects including singer Amal Perera were released yesterday.

Stay safe. Stay vigilant. The terror could be far from over

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