A group of about 600 Pakistani Nationals who had been deported from Pakistan and were living in Negombo have been escorted to a Community Center in Nittambuwa.

Police said this decision was based on security reasons.

Our Correspondent said that as a result of the war environment prevailing in Pakistan, the relevant group had been deported here with the knowledge of the United Nations Organization.
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The Khaleej Times newspaper reported that among the suicide bombers in the video recorded prior to the attacks on Easter Sunday that was released to the internet there is a woman as well.
 
It mentions that behind the males in this video is the woman who had prepared herself for the suicide bomb attack.
 
When the suspects, at the end of the video put their hands together and made a pledge, the Khaleej Times reported that the hand of the woman is clearly visible.
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The Daily Mail website had published several photographs of the two brothers who carried out the suicide bomb attacks on Cinnamon Grand Hotel and the Shangri-La Hotel on Easter Sunday.

Information has been revealed that Ilham Ibrahim carried out the suicide bomb attack at the Shangri-La Hotel and his brother Inshaf Ibrahim had been responsible for the suicide bomb at Cinnamon Grand.

41 Foreign nationals were killed in their attacks and among them were 8 British citizens.

Ilham Ibrahim and Inshaf Ibrahim were sons of a well-known businessman in Dematagoda.
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Issuing a statement the Government Information Department requests the public not to be deceived by unnecessary rumours and false telephone calls.

Its Director Nalaka Kaluwewa said that correct information on the prevailing situation will be provided by Security Divisions.

The Government Information Department in the statement issued said that as a result of the bombings that took place on Easter Sunday 21 April, required authority has been assigned by the government to the police as well as the tri-forces in order to eradicate terrorism from the grassroots.
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Security Divisions are at the moment checking a suspicious vehicle at a remote parking lot at the Katunayake Airport. 

Police said that the owner of the vehicle has not turned up as yet and the inspection is being carried out. 
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An explosion reported at a bareland behind the Pugoda Magistrate's Court; No one hurt
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52-year-old Abubaker Mohamed Badurdeen arrested in Dubai along with Maakandurey Madhush and deported to Sri Lanka yesterday has been handed over to the Colombo Crimes Division for further investigations. 

That is to conduct relevant investigations as he had had a strong relationship with Maakandurey Madhush and Kanjipaani Imraan.
 
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In a special operation carried out by the Balangoda Police on a tip-off received, a suspicious youth who had in his possession a road map of Parliament was taken into custody.

The person arrested was a 27 year old young man from Kirimetitenna in Balangoda.

Police also discovered six entrance tickets issued to enter Parliament in his possession.
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Political sources said that President Maithripala Sirisena has informed the Defence Secretary and the Inspector General of Police to accept responsibility for the suicide bomb attacks that took place in the country on Easter Sunday and to quit their posts.

It is reported that the President has taken this step since they did not take proper notice of information received from Intelligence Divisions and refrained from taking steps to prevent the disasters that occurred.
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A motorcycle which had been parked in the town of Ampara without an owner was found and the Police Special Task Force together with Police closed the road and subjected the motorbike to a thorough inspection.

The inspection was carried out for close to one hour and the Bomb Disposal Unit of the STF had confirmed that there were no explosives on the motorbike.
 
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Funerals of those killed in the St. Sebastians Church at Katuwapitiya are taking place now at the Church burial grounds.

The church service on behalf of the victims was held at the St. Sebastians church under the patronage of Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.
 
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6 individuals including singer Amal Perera who were arrested in Dubai along with underworld gang leader Makandure Madush,  has been deported to the country this morning.

Police media spokesperson, SP Ruwan Gunasekera noted that they arrived in the country from Dubai at 5.03 this morning and that they were apprehended upon arrival and handed over to the CID.
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The government has declared today a national day of mourning in view of the terrorist attacks which took place targeting churches and hotels.

The president's media unit issuing a communiqué noted that the decision was taken when the national Security Council convened yesterday under the patronage of President Maithreepala Sirisena.
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A special parliament session has been convened today for discussing about the situation in the country. 

Parliament sources said that accordingly Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa were scheduled to make a special statement at this meeting.
 
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It has been decided to open all Private Catholic Schools for the second term on 29 April.
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