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    Sri Lanka’s security forces have carried out a controlled explosion after a suspicious parcel was found in a restaurant in the southern city of Katuwana, media reported on Wednesday, citing police.

    According to the News 1st media portal, a restaurant employee alerted the police about the suspicious package.

    Sri Lanka's defence minister confirmed that the blast was a controlled explosion, carried out by a special task force.

    No explosive were found in the motorbike, according to the police statement.

    Later in the day, Sri Lankan security forces carried out a third controlled explosion, the portal Ada Derana reported.

    A suspicious motorcycle left unattended in the Pettah neighborhood was blown up by the specialists, according to the portal.

    Eight explosions took place in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday; three churches and three hotels were targeted. The number of people killed in a series of blasts that hit Sri Lanka has risen to 359 according to latest reports.

    A massive security operation was launched following the attacks. Sri Lanka's authorities introduced and re-introduced curfews, deploying an extra 1,000 troops in the capital Colombo.

    These were the worst attacks the country has faced since the end its 25-year-old civil war.

    Multiple Deadly Explosions Hit Sri Lanka on Catholic Easter (76)


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