"INTERPOL is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist the national authorities investigating the series of bomb attacks at churches and hotels which left nearly 300 dead and some 500 injured," the international organisation, which facilitates worldwide police cooperation, said in a statement.
Specialists with expertise in "crime scene examination, explosives, counter-terrorism, disaster victim identification and analysis" are due to join the Incident Response Team (IRT) to investigate the tragedy in the South Asian country.
"As the Sri Lankan authorities investigate these horrific attacks, INTERPOL will continue to provide whatever support is necessary. Information to help identify individuals linked to these attacks could come from anywhere in the world, which is where INTERPOL’s global network and databases can prove vital, especially for officers on the ground", Interpol's Secretary General Jurgen Stock said.
On Easter Sunday, the country was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks, which killed at least 290 people. These are the worst attacks in the country's modern history since the end the 25-year-old civil war.