Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s clan, which lost to Wickremesinghe in a failed coup just four months ago, has sensed a huge political opportunity in the current crisis.
India was the single largest source of visitors last year, with 425,000, while 266,000 came from China, Sri Lanka's newfound friend, and more than 254,000 from old colonial power Britain.
The police also informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court that the suicide bomber of the Shangri-La hotel has been identified as Insan Seelavan.
Six near simultaneous explosions rocked three churches and three hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, killing more than 185 people and injuring over 400 others.
The deployment of Navy comes hours after a top Sri Lankan minister said that a local outfit, identified as the National Tawheed Jamath, was suspected of plotting the blasts.
The development comes after eight explosions ripped through the island nation, killing 290 people and injuring at least 450 in the decade's worst terror strike.
TV Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar reveals about her narrow escape from bombed Sri Lankan hotel.
The Sri Lankan government said the measure would be confined to dealing with terrorism and would not impinge on freedom of expression.
The chief minister said the four workers were part of a seven-member team which was on vacation in Sri Lanka and three of them were still missing.
Attacking the Congress and the NCP for what he said was a weak response to the Pakistan-sponsored attacks, Modi said that the party only used to shed fake tears.
Povlsen, who is the richest billionaire in Denmark and one of UK and Scotland's biggest landowners, lost three of his children to the blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.
With two daily flights from Delhi to Colombo, and one Air India Express from Chennai to Colombo, Air India issued an advisory waiving cancellation and rescheduling charges for Colombo flights.
At the time of bombings, Razeena Abdul Khader was about to check out from Shangri La Hotel to catch a flight to Dubai where she lived with her family.
Eight explosions ripped through the island nation, killing 262 people and injuring at least 450 in the decade's worst terror strike.
The high casualties caused by the six serial blasts that rocked Colombo and Batticaloa on Easter Sunday have caused an overflow of patients requiring treatment across hospitals in the two blast-hit cities.
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The Easter Sunday violence was the deadliest the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago.
San Diego police had previously announced they would have extra patrols of churches following the bombing of churches in Sri Lanka that killed more than 250 people.
Security at Colombo's airport was also enhanced, according to Sri Lankan Airlines, which advised its passengers to arrive four hours before their flights.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday accepted that they had information regarding a possible attack but did not take adequate steps to prevent it.