IS may be linked to bomb smashes which killed more than 320 people and wounded 500, Sri Lanka’s prime minister has said. He conceded that a failure to share intelligence impeded security services from acting to stop the bombings. Police have now imprisoned 40 accuseds in connection with the attack, all of whom were Sri Lankan nationals.
It’s been a day of national mourning across the country, as the mass funerals took place after Easter Sunday’s suicide attacks on faiths and hotels. Eight Britons were among those killed during the blasts. A country of emergency remains in effect to frustrate considerably attacks.
Clive Myrie and Rajini Vaidyanathan report on those affected in Sri Lanka, while Gordon Correra examines how IS might be involved.
Portion of the BBC News at Ten’s coverage of the Easter Sunday onrushes in Sri Lanka.
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