April 24, 2019 / 5:54 AM / a month ago

Sri Lanka says 60 people arrested since Easter Sunday blasts

Security personnel stand guard near St Anthony's Shrine in Colombo, three days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) - More than 60 people have been arrested since the rash of Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 359 people, the leader of the country’s parliament said on Wednesday.

Lakshman Kiriella, who is also minister of public enterprise, said more than 100 people were likely to be arrested, without giving further details.

Reporting by John Chalmers, editing by Alasdair Pal

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