Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that “information was there” about possible attacks.
“While this goes on we must also look into why adequate precautions were not taken,” he said.
Eight people have so far been arrested in connection with the deadly blasts, Wickremesinghe said.
“So far the names that have come up are local,” he said, adding that investigators would look into whether the attackers had any “overseas links”.
Meanwhile, Pope Francis denounced the “cruel violence” of the Easter Sunday attacks and offered his condolences.
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