In a joint press conference addressed by the three chiefs of Sri Lanka’s respective defence forces, as well as the country’s police chief, a statement was released that all those Islamic terrorists who were involved in the Easter bombings have either been killed or in custody of authorities, reports The Hindu.
The top officials also gave their assurance that a special security plan has been put in place and the country was now safe.
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chandana Wickremaratne stated that all the explosives which were with the National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ), the terror group believed to be behind the attacks, have also been seized.
“All explosives possessed by the terrorist group has been seized. Almost everyone identified with the group have been arrested. Two of their bomb experts have died in the clashes. The police can happily announce that everyone with direct links have been either arrested or killed by now,” the police chief said.
As per police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera, a total of 73 people have been detained are currently being questioned over the terror attack
Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake exhorted the public to return to normal daily routines, stating that normalcy had returned to the country.
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