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* Sri Lanka Prime Minister apprises diplomatic corps of current situation
Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 08:51 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today held a special discussion at Temple Trees with the ambassadors and other foreign representatives on the present situation in the country.

The discussion was held for almost an hour with ambassadors from over 46 countries and foreign delegates, with more emphasis on bomb blasts and future developments in the country.

Discussions were also held with regard to the possible impact of bombings on tourist arrivals to the country and on the economy, and steps to restore normalcy as soon as possible to strengthen the economy

Explaining the facts regarding the incident, the Prime Minister two Emergency Regulations will be enacted to empower the military to arrest the suspects in connection with the attack and to enable the detention of such suspects for more than 24 hours for interrogations.

The attention was focused on obtaining international assistance to defeat the terrorist forces if there are any international connections to the attacks targeted churches and hotels in the country.

The Prime Minister apprised the envoys of the deaths of foreign nationals in the bomb blasts and said the Foreign Affairs Ministry will provide the assistance to obtain further information.

Ministers Tilak Marapana and Sagala Ratnayake, Secretary to the Prime Minister Saman Ekanayake and External Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha were present at the discussion.

 

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