Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe on Tuesday said some people are on the run and security forces are trying to prevent further attacks.
He said that it will take a bit of time for normalcy to return to the Country. Wickremsinghe accepted that India has shared specific intelligence about the attacks and there is strong cooperation between the two countries on terrorism.
The Prime minister said that there are foreign links behind the attacks and investigations are on to probe ISIS links.
His comments came as ISIS on Tuesday took responsibility for the attacks saying it is in response to shootings at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand.
Earlier, a government minister stated that Sunday’s attacks were carried out in response to Christchurch incident.
The minister said Sri Lanka's National Thowheed Jamaat group, which was believed to have carried out the attacks, had close links with a group called JMI.
Earlier, Prime Minister stated in parliament that Muslim people are against the extremists involved and they will not allow another 30 year old war.
Wickremsinghe said Sri Lanka has entered into an era of global terror networks with Easter bombings and is different from other conflicts the country had.
He said the country has been offered assistance by many countries and international organizations including the UN to combat terrorism.
Former President and leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the government for not taking action despite warnings.
He said when the 30-year war came to an end on May 2009, no one expected terrorism to resurface.
Meanwhile, the death toll in Sunday’s attacks on churches and hotels reached 321 including 34 foreign nationals, including 10 Indians.
Government schools will remain closed for the week while universities are closed till further notice.
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