Modi's entourage made a detour to St Anthony's shrine on their way to President Maithripala Sirisena's office, where a red carpet military parade awaited.
President Maithripala Sirisena has told his cabinet that he will not cooperate with a parliamentary investigation into security lapses
Sri Lankan forces have been accused of killing about 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of the war, a charge successive governments have denied.
Sri Lanka’s army on Thursday defended its decision to reinstate an intelligence official arrested in 2017 on suspicion he attacked journalists, saying he is the right person to investigate the Easter bombings claimed by Islamic State.
Many Muslims have been bracing for revenge attacks since three churches and three luxury hotels were bombed
PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said curfew was declared to prevent unidentified groups destabilising the country by orchestrating communal violence.
“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'