“The attack continued for nearly two hours and they attacked one house also in the village. There were hundreds of attackers,” said a resident of the region’s Muslim-majority town of Kiniyama
'Police have accounted for every individual involved in the April 21 attacks'
'We asked the intelligence agencies to take down the Facebook page of Zahran because he was polluting the minds of Sri Lankan Muslims'
The Church had planned to resume Sunday public services for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks
There were no attacks on Sunday and Monday but security across Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka remains ramped up
A police spokesman said that three suspected suicide bombers were among the 15 dead after the shoot out.
President Maithripala Sirisena told reporters that local extremist Zahran Hashim, believed to be a key player in the attacks, died in one of the blasts at three packed churches and three luxury hotels used by foreign tourists
Canberra advised Australians to "reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka", following similar warnings from Britain
According to embassy, the citizens have been advised to take certain precautionary measures in view of the current situation.