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Easter bombings not by NTJ proper but splinter group – State Defence Minister

In an unexpected twist, State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardena said today that the Easter Sunday attacks were carried out not by the National Thowheed Jamath (JMT) as previously claimed but by a splinter group.

Controlled explosion in Wellawatte

Police confirm that a controlled explosion was used to blast open the seat of a suspicious motorbike parked near the Savoy Cinema in Wellawatte.

PM concedes info received beforehand, but he and Ministers not briefed

In a surprising turn of events, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe conceded on national television that State authorities had received information prior to today's devastating attacks that killed over 200 people and injured more than 400 in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history.

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