Intelligence chiefs warned the country's president two weeks ago that "National Thowheeth Jamaath" were planning attacks. That revelation has the country searching for answers, after a day of carnage that could have possibly been averted.
Mobs have killed a Muslim man and vandalized mosques and stores in Sri Lanka despite a nationwide curfew. The state also shut down social media after Christians interpreted a Facebook post as threatening.
How active are Islamist groups in Sri Lanka? Could they have launched multiple, well-coordinated terrorist attacks in different parts of the country without the support of global jihadi organizations?
Sri Lanka's government reports that a domestic terror cell was behind the series of bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 on Easter. The military have been given sweeping wartime powers to arrest and detain suspects.
Sri Lankan Catholics have attended their first regular Mass in Colombo since bomb attacks by suspected jihadis on Easter Sunday. Catholic schools are expected to reopen next week.
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