Sri Lanka maintains high alert for attacks ahead of Ramadan

Sri Lanka maintains high alert for attacks ahead of Ramadan
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  • calendar-gray 30 April 2019

Sri Lankan security forces maintained a high level of alert on Tuesday after the Easter Sunday bombings, officials said, amid intelligence reports that Islamist militants were planning fresh attacks before the start of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, ONAreports citing Reuters.

The head of the police ministerial security division had said in a letter to lawmakers and other officials that attacks were expected on Sunday or Monday by militants dressed in army uniform.

There were no attacks on Sunday and Monday but security across Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka remains ramped up.

“Security will stay tight for several days because military and police are still tracking down suspects,” a senior police intelligence official said on Tuesday. 

Ramadan is scheduled to begin in Sri Lanka on May 6.

Zumrud Pashkin

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