The brother and sister died on the final day of their holiday while trying to escape the aftermath of the first explosion at Shangri-la hotel, according to multiple reports quoting relatives. "A powerful land mine ripped through an overcrowded bus 15 June, killing 64 people including 15 children, and wounded 80 others in an attack blamed on Tamil Tiger rebels, who have denied involvement". Anita was a wonderful, flawless wife and a brilliant, loving and inspirational mother to our two wonderful children. Expressing their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Sri Lanka, the members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to worldwide peace and security. The rest of the attackers targeted hotels.
The confirmed worldwide casualties are from the UK, Denmark, Portugal, India, Turkey, Australia, the Netherlands, Japan, the U.S. and China. The attacks were the worst ever against the country's small Christian minority, who make up just seven percent of the 21 million population.
It's still not clear. The spokesperson said that one of the warnings referred to National Tawheed Jamath, or NTJ, a little-known local Islamist group that defaced Buddhist statues in the past.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
The IS statements came after Sri Lanka's government said initial investigations suggested the attack had been carried out as "retaliation" for shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 people. "Neither I nor the ministers were kept informed".
The video, obtained by the private Sri Lankan channel Siyatha News, was captured before one of the explosions, which killed more than 50 people and nearly entirely blew off the roof of the church. No information has been given on the identity of those arrested.
Canadian officials warn that the situation remains volatile with a risk of further attacks throughout Sri Lanka.
The attacks marked the most significant violence in the country since a bloody civil war ended 10 years ago.