Terror threat still persists in Sri Lanka : PM

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said authorities have arrested or killed all the jihadists responsible for the Easter suicide bombings, but the island still faces the threat of "global terrorism". He told parliament that his Buddhist-majority nation was a victim of Islamist extremists and needed international support to deal with the persisting threat. "The danger is not over, we are now a victim of global terrorism," Mr. Wickremesinghe said and added: "Even if we have arrested or killed every terrorist responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, extremists abroad can still cause trouble for us. We need intelligence sharing with foreign partners to deal with this challenge."

Speaking in Parliament during a debate on the current security situation in the country, Wickremesinghe said all those directly linked to the Easter Sunday attacks were either killed or are in custody.