Sri Lankans are coming to terms with shattered peace


Sri Lankans are coming to terms with the bomb blasts that shattered peace across the country, killing more than 200 and injuring more than 400.

Explosions happened in luxury hotels and during church services on Easter Sunday.

Authorities have taken at least seven people into custody in connection with the attacks.

Journalist Mahesh Senanayake spoke to ARN and says people never expected this to happen.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan government imposed a ban on social media and many messaging apps to prevent the spread of false information about the attacks in the country which claimed the lives of more than 200 and injured hundreds of others.

A curfew from 6pm to 6am was also imposed for the safety of citizens, residents and visitors.

Senanayake says he has first-hand experience of the problems that social media can cause in the country.

And it's hoped that tourists will still plan to visit Sri Lanka as Senanayake says everything is being done to ensure the safety of visitors.

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