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PM Wickremesinghe: Further Islamist militant attacks cannot be ruled out

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Colombo, May 8: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that although major terror network has been dismantled but warned the chance of further Islamist militant attacks could not be ruled out. The government has plans to introduce new anti- terrorism law following Easter bombings which killed nearly 250 people including 42 foreigners.

PM told parliament “We have taken measures to normalize the situation,” He further told “But we should keep in mind that the threat has not been completely neutralized because it is an issue of global terrorism.”

As per sources “The investigations show there were another 8 to 10 people who attended meetings with the other plotters.” Police say assets worth about $40 million belonging to the bombers and plotters linked to the April 21 attacks have been frozen.

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