Sri Lanka remains on high alert after Easter Sunday attacks

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Officers of Special Task Force search for explosives ahead of mass burials at a burial ground for Easter Sunday bomb blast victims in Negombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

SRI LANKA — The security crackdown continues in Sri Lanka following the deadly Easter Sunday bombings. 

Police have arrested dozens of suspected militants.  

This afternoon, Buddhist monks lead a prayer session for the victims.

More than 350 died, and hundreds more were injured in the attack.

One monk says it’s time now for all Sri Lankans to come together and end religious violence.   

“They are a lot of Muslim People living in this country who loves peace, who loves religious harmony, so, we should not neglect them,” Sangharakkhita said.

The country remains on high alert, especially at churches and other houses of worship.

But there’s been a major shake-up in the country’s security services after it was revealed that warnings of an attack were ignored.

 Now, the Defense Minister and the National Police Chief have been asked to resign.  

Some lawmakers want to see the President and Prime-Minister take more responsibility, accusing them of ignoring the warnings for political reasons.

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