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SL to observe a day of national mourning – Three minute silence from 8:30am

Sri Lanka will observe a day of national mourning today as a mark of respect for the lives lost in the April 21st Easter Sunday attacks.

National flags at all state buildings will be hoisted at half-mast to observe the national day of mourning.

The government has requested the public to observe a three minute silence from 8:30am to 8:33am as a mark of respect for those killed and injured in the eight blasts that hit parts of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa.

Eight blasts hit parts of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa on Sunday morning with more than 200 persons killed in the explosions.

The terror attacks were witnessed by churchgoers as explosions hit the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, the Katuwapitiya Church in Katana and the Zion Church in Batticaloa.

Three leading hotels, the Kingsbury, Cinnamon Grand and Shangri-La Colombo also came under terror attack killing several persons including tourists.

Explosions spilled over to Sunday afternoon as three more blasts were confirmed, one in Dehiwela and another in Dematagoda.


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