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Sri Lanka president shakes up top security posts after blasts

Apr 25, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - President Maithripala Sirisena demanded the resignations of two top security officials Wednesday as new details emerged about the nine suicide bombers who carried out the devastating attacks that killed 359 people on Easter Sunday.

Sirisena asked the country's police chief and defense secretary to step down amid a growing furor surrounding the government's failure to act on intelligence warning of possible attacks on churches by an obscure Islamist extremist group.

Nine suicide bombers, including a married couple, carried out the attack, authorities said. Eight of those attackers have been identified, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera. The group included two brothers and a woman, who blew herself up Sunday when police closed in on a house in the capital, Colom...