vision from just prior to the explosion shows a man wearing backpack
making his way through crowds outside of the church.
channel TV9 reports the man is one of the suicide bombers, who are
suspected to be a part of the extremist Muslim group National
to other groups, like Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, have not been ruled
out by local authorities.
series of explosions happened across the country, with several hotels
- the Shangri-La, the Kingsbury, the Cinnamon Grand and the Tropical
Inn - targeted.
manager of the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo told AFP that one of
the alleged suicide bombers checked into the hotel the night before
the attack and detonated the blast as he was served breakfast.
powers have been invoked, allowing police and military to detain and
interrogate suspects without court orders.
those killed in the blasts were three children of ASOS billionaire
Anders Holch Povlsen.
Suspicious Package Found at Railway Station in Sri Lanka - Reports
According to the Sri Lankan news outlet Ada Derana, a suspicious package has been discovered at Kollupitiya Railway Station in Colombo.
A bomb disposal unit has been deployed to the site of incident, according to local media reports.
The suspicious package was discovered in one of the ladies' compartments of a Puttalam-Mount Lavinia train, according to reports.
Police have confirmed that nothing suspicious was found in the parcel at Kollupitiya Railway Station.
On Sunday, the country was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks, which killed at least 310 people and left another 500 injured. These are the worst attacks in the country's modern history since the end of the 25-year-old civil war.
Colombo has launched a massive security operation in the wake of the tragedy. As of Monday, at least 24 people were detained in connection with the attacks.