Updated 1.00 pm: On Thursday (25th April), health officials in Sri Lanka backtracked, saying the date toll could actually be almost one-third lower than the earlier number. A more accurate death toll might be closer to 250.
Updated 11.00 am – The death toll has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday.
Updated 9.45 am – 290 people were killed by Monday morning with 500 have been injured, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. He also said 24 suspects are currently in the CID custody.
Updated 7.00 pm – 207 people were killed and 450 others injured the police spokesman, Ruwan Gunasekera told media a short while ago. “The government has imposed police curfew and shut down social media and messaging services, he further said.
Updated 12.00 pm – 138 people have been killed and 402 wounded, the Director of Colombo National Hospital Dr. Anil Jasinghe told media a short while ago.
At least 130 people were killed and 402 wounded, in a hate-filled attacks targeting three churches and three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka.
The explosions happened almost simultaneously between 8.30 am and 9.00 am at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Nigombo and Zion Church in Batticaloa.
Explosions were also reported at three five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury in Colombo.