Sri Lanka observes nationwide three-minute silence for bomb victims

Amman, A full day of national mourning was declared across Sri Lankan on Tuesday, as flags were lowered and a moment of silence was observed.

At 8:30 a.m., local time where the first of six attacks were carried out on Sunday, Sri Lankans of different faiths and ethnic groups bowed their heads and remained silent for three minutes.

Tuesday’s moment of silence coincided with a report from a police spokesman that the death toll had risen to 310. More than 300 people have now died and almost 500 injured in the worst attack in Sri Lanka since the end of the civil war 10 years.

About 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement, adding that 40 people were now under arrest in connection with the attacks.

The blasts targeted four hotels – including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and the Cinnamon Grand in the capital Colombo – as well as three churches.

Source: Jordan News Agency