Sri Lanka president: IS ‘selected Sri Lanka to point out they exist’


Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has advised the BBC that he believes the Islamic State (IS) group selected to mount assaults in his nation to point out they nonetheless exist.

Police in Sri Lanka have blamed two native Islamist teams for the Easter Sunday bombings, however acknowledged that they will need to have had help from teams overseas. IS has mentioned it was behind the suicide assaults, which killed greater than 250 folks.

Mr Sirisena additionally advised the BBC’s Secunder Kermani that he wouldn’t resign regardless of criticism that the federal government did not act on warnings.

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