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Sri Lanka explosions kill more than 200- Multiple locations/Churches/Hotels

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a press conference that there appears to have been information about a possible attack prior to the series of deadly attacks on Sunday.

The prime minister said he was not kept informed about the information and that it is one of the issues that must be looked into. 

"For now the priority is to apprehend the attackers," he added.

2 hr 48 min ago

A memo warning of an attack was circulated in advance, police source says

From Journalist Sandun Arosha F'do in Colombo

Before the blasts on Sunday, a memo warned of a potential attack and requested heightened security, a police source tells CNN.

The memo was dated April 11 and was signed by Sri Lanka's deputy inspector general of police.

Sri Lankan Minister of Telecommunication Harin Fernando tweeted a picture of the memo on Sunday.

"Some intelligence officers were aware of this incidence. Therefore there was a delay in action. What my father heard was also from an intelligence officer. Serious action need to be taken as to why this warning was ignored. I was in Badulla last night," he wrote.

CNN obtained a copy of the memo. Here's what it says:

April 11, 2019
Director/ Ministerial Security Division
Director/ Judicial security division
Director/ Retired presidents security Division
Acting Director/ Diplomatic security Division
Acting Director/ Retired presidents security Division
Reference to the letter of the defence ministry with regard to the above and the statement of IGP dated 2019.04.09 ref : STAFF05/IGP/PS/OUT/2860/19,
2. We would like to draw your special attention to the a page no 2 to 4 of the statement of the State Intelligence service stating that information has been received regarding an alleged plan of  suicidal attack by the leader of  ' Nations Thawahid Jaman ' Mohomad Saharan .
3. According to information of that statement ,would like you to give special attention and inform your staff to provide special security measures to the areas covered by your division. 



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Body count as of last night surpassed 311. Though the world is more worried about Muslims at the moment:




Following the slaughter of nearly 300 people, many of them Christians, by Islamic terrorists in Sri Lanka, the mainstream media is worried about...


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It looks like the forces of secularism ( I include the Far Right in that term) are on a full frontal assault against religions all across the board. Christchurch shootings, church burnings, synagogue shootings and yesterday's attack near a church in Baltimore sure do make it look like there's a concerted effort to make believers and heathen alike avoid their houses of worship for fear they won't survive a service.

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Peace filled religions populated by followers who murder members of other religions. 

What a world. 


Just reiterates the notion that this is the tribulation foretold. IMO of course. 

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