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Sri Lanka to reimpose night curfew after multiple blasts

Press Trust of India  |  Colombo 

on Monday ordered a new night-time following the multiple suicide attacks on Sunday that killed 290 people and wounded 500 others.

The decision to reimpose comes hours after authorities lifted a previous Monday morning.

"The police curfew which was lifted at 6 this morning is to be re-imposed at 8 pm Monday until 4 am Tuesday," the Information Department said.

A string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in on Easter Sunday, killing 290 people, including six Indians, and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the civil war with the

Following Sunday's attack, the island nation had imposed a mid time curfew with immediate effect.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 22 2019. 15:00 IST