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Some terrorists were under surveillance: Sri Lanka PM

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COLOMBO, April 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks at a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 23, 2019. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks. At a press conference in Temple Trees, Wickremesinghe said that authorities are looking at the claim by Islamic State (IS) that they are responsible for the blasts that killed more than 300 people and injured over 500 others. (Xinhua/Yang Zhou/IANS) by .
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks at a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Some of the suspected attackers responsible for the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were being monitored by the countrys intelligence services, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told CNN in an interview…reports Asian Lite News

COLOMBO, April 23, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks at a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 23, 2019. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Tuesday that authorities are making progress in identifying the culprits of the series of bombing attacks and evidence had been found on foreign links of the attacks. At a press conference in Temple Trees, Wickremesinghe said that authorities are looking at the claim by Islamic State (IS) that they are responsible for the blasts that killed more than 300 people and injured over 500 others. (Xinhua/Yang Zhou/IANS) by .
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaks at a press conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

But there was not “sufficient” evidence to put the suspected attackers in custody prior to the attacks, Wickremesinghe said.

He reiterated that the attackers were middle- and upper-middle class and had been educated abroad. He added that the profile of the suspected bombers was “surprising”.

A string of suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 359 people and injured hundreds. The Islamic State claimed responsibility but Sri Lankan authorities have blamed a local Muslim group for the carnage.

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