Devotees cry as they pray at a barricade near St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Intelligence warnings from abroad alerting to possible attacks by Islamist extremists were ignored ahead of the multiple bombings of churches and upscale hotels on April 21 that killed 253 people and injured nearly 500.
Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt on Saturday for remnants of an extremist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said.
Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, which killed 290 people and wounded nearly 500. The emergency law,
But the government's chief scientific adviser cautioned that Britain was at a "fragile" point in its fight against the virus, with some 2,000 new infections still being reported each day - more than two months after the country went into lockdown.
'Corona is like your wife. Initially, you tried to control it… then you realise that you can't. Then you learn to live with it," Mahfud said.
The pair had only minor injuries suffered during falls as they desperately searched for water, with Reynolds twisting his ankle and O'Connor wrenching her back.