Published on : Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Citing threats of terrorism after a series of deadly blast that killed around 300 people on Easter Sunday, the U.S. State Department has warned of possible terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that several Americans were killed in the worst violence that hit Sri Lanka since a long and bloody civil war ended a decade ago.
The gruesome bombings targeted Sri Lanka’s churches and hotels in the capital Colombo.
Increased caution was issued in the latest U.S. travel advisory and the terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka.
Tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls etc can be attacked by terrorists with little or no warning in Sri Lanka. Other public locations like hotels, clubs , clubs, restaurants, and places of worship can also be a target.
Other nations like Australia and Ireland also issued travel advisories suggesting citizens to exercise caution while in Sri Lanka.
According to authorities citizens of India, China, Denmark, the Netherlands, Japan, Portugal, Britain, and Turkey died in the attacks in Sri Lanka.
The U.S. Embassy in Colombo announced that it would remain closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday, however it will continue to provide citizen services.
The White House described the attack as despicable and senseless so far there has been no claim of responsibility yet for the attacks.
24 people have been arrested so far and the security has been ramped up across Sri Lanka as security forces are looking for suspects.
The authorities were looking if the attackers had any overseas links.