Sri Lanka to reimpose night curfew after multiple blasts

COLOMBO, Apr 22: Sri Lanka on Monday ordered a new night-time curfew following the multiple suicide attacks on Sunday that killed 290 people and wounded 500 others.

The decision to reimpose curfew comes hours after authorities lifted a previous curfew Monday morning.

“The police curfew which was lifted at 6 this morning is to be re-imposed at 8 pm Monday until 4 am Tuesday,” the Government Information Department said.

A string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people, including six Indians, and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the civil war with the LTTE.

Following Sunday’s attack, the island nation had imposed a mid time curfew with immediate effect. (PTI)