A Sri Lankan cardinal on Thursday slammed his country's government for not preventing the Easter Sunday attacks at two churches and five hotels that killed more than 250 people.
The Sri Lankan Police have arrested over 1,000 suspects following the attacks.
The Extraordinary Gazette issued by President's Secretary Udaya R Seneviratne upon the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena says the emergency was extended in the best interest of public security.
Earlier on May 22, Sirisena extended the Emergency by a month as security forces continued nationwide raids to hunt down suspects linked to the attacks.
In May, Sirisena had told diplomats from Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States and European states that the situation was nearly back to normal, and he would allow the Emergency to lapse on June 22, PTI reported.
According to the Sri Lankan Constitution, Emergency can be declared for a month at a time, and must be ratified by Parliament within 10 days, adaderana.lk reported.
The Acting Inspector General of Police ordered on Friday a criminal investigation into lapses by nine top police officers with regard to bombings.
He assured the diplomats that security forces had either detained or killed all those directly involved in the attacks, blamed on local extremists and claimed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terror group.
Sri Lanka's State Intelligence Service (SIS) has been criticised for failing to act on the Indian warnings.
The attacks sent shockwaves through the Indian Ocean island state, which had enjoyed relative peace since a civil war ended a decade ago.
A parliamentary public inquiry has been told that Mr Sirisena - who also holds the defence and law and order portfolios - failed to follow proper national security protocols.
A police officer guards the area near Dawatagaha Jumma Masjid ahead of Friday prayers on April 26, 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Food and Drug Administration on Friday gave its approval to Vyleesi, a drug to treat women with low sexual desire. It is developed by Palatin Technologies, which granted exclusive licensing rights to Amag Pharmaceuticals.
Meanwhile, the US Department for Homeland Security on Saturday warned that Iran too was planning its own cyber-attacks on the US. The Iranian attacks do more than just steal data and money; they also seek to delete data or take down entire networks.
Avant de défier l'Algérie la semaine prochaine, le Sénégal montre à toute la concurrence qu'il faudra bien compter avec lui. L'addition aurait pu être plus salée au vu de la domination et du nombre d'occasions des joueurs d'Aliou Cissé...
Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry shared his thoughts on Rui Hachimura's historic selection in the 2019 NBA Draft . Curry also spoke about the upcoming 2020 Olympics in Tokyo next summer, an event he's never played in.
Quart de finaliste à Wimbledon l'année dernière, l'Argentin va donc de nouveau être éloigné plusieurs mois loin du circuit. Il avait toutefois réussi à terminer et à gagner le match (7-5, 6-4), mais avait déclaré forfait juste après.
According to trade analysts the film is eyeing a Rs 70 crore first weekend and that in itself is gigantic . This Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer is expected to cross Rs 50 crores box office collection soon.
Ricciardo also received a total of three penalty points for the incidents, bringing his total up to five for the 12-month period. He also stated that the rumble strips in the turn made the vehicle more hard to control.
He was knocked down twice in the third round and twice more in the seventh, forcing referee Mike Griffin to stop the contest. Yesterday, Eddie Hearn revealed the rematch could take place at Tottenham's new stadium if the fight takes place in the UK.
Trudeau attended the Raptors' championship parade Monday in Toronto and delivered a speech to fans outside city hall. But [President Donald Trump] makes it really hard. "To put it politely, I think it's a hard no", Green added.
Sucher, who said he grew up in south Alabama doing "swamp stuff" like wrestling alligators and also played high school basketball. Australia's Jason Day (63) and England's Paul Casey (68) are among seven players tied for sixth at 7 under.
Thousands took to the streets for the city's annual Dyke March along Church St.in downtown Toronto on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Serial killer Bruce McArthur pleaded guilty earlier this year to murdering eight men with ties to the gay village.
Travelers Championship: Reavie ends 11-year drought
Sugrue built a 5-up lead after nine holes on the Irish links north of Dublin and never trailed in the 36-hole championship match. Reavie seemingly had a comfortable lead entering the final round and was sitting six-strokes in front of the rest of the field.
Cardi B Performs With Offset at BET Awards
They join previously announced performers, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus , Cardi B , DJ Khaled and Migos, just to name a few. Blige will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and media mogul Tyler Perry will earn the Ultimate Icon Award.
Kawhi Leonard opts out, though Raptors are still alive
Either one would (understandably) leave Raptors fans ecstatic that Masai Ujiri's bold trade paid off to an enormous degree. The Boston Celtics will likely fall off to a degree, but they should still be able to put together a competitive team.
Vazquez's homer in 10th caps Red Sox rally past Blue Jays
But he walked the next batter, putting runners on first and second, then Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled off the Green Monster. In seven games against the Red Sox this season, he's batting.423 (11 for 26) with five homers and nine RBIs.
Tom Hardy returning for 'Venom' spin-off
It's true, Venom would be quite hard to recast - and no offense to Topher Grace, who played Brock/Venom in 2007's Spider-Man 3. The producer said that Sony Pictures will have to decide if they want to bring the two popular characters together.
Lopez beats Simon to Queen's title in thriller
Simon, who has 14 titles but none on grass, took defeat in good heart. "I didn't have high expectations at all", he said. He was looking to become the first Frenchman to win this event in the Open Era.