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Situation under control, no need to bring in foreign armies: Lanka authorities

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday said the situation is now totally "under control" after the and there is no requirement to bring in armies of other in the island nation.

said there were no incidents of violence overnight and security forces have arrested nearly 100 people for taking part in mob attacks.

"The situation is now totally under control," Atapattu was quoted as saying by

Anti-Muslim riots left one man dead and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and mosques. The is a fresh backlash from the attacks where nine suicide bombers, including a woman, carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels, killing 258 people and injuring over 500 others.

said has no requirement to bring in the US or armies of other in the aftermath of the terror attacks.

Responding to allegations made by the Opposition MPs, the said only the intelligence expertise of foreign had been sought to contain the terror situation in the country.

We have no need to bring in the armies of the US or any other country. However, when taking measures against an international terror outfit, agencies have vast experiences and so do intelligence agencies of England, and

"They offered their expertise and helped us in fighting and containing international terrorism in What they offered helped us to eradicate this menace, the was quoted as saying by

He said the and the heads of other security forces had made it clear that the security has been restored.

If we love the country, we should allow students to go to schools and get back to our day to day life to restore normalcy. Not only Sri Lanka, even developed countries such as the US, the UK, New Zealand, and have faced international terror threats, he said.

He admitted that the government had its shortcomings at first but said now it had rectified all those.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 20:56 IST