Bombs blasting through hotels and churches on Easter Sunday.. body count increasing.. government cracking down on social media..
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THE Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene
said on Sunday, following eight explosions that killed nearly 140 people, and mostly targeted churches and hotels.
“A curfew will be imposed until things settle down,” he told reporters in Colombo.
Government officials also said major social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, have been blocked inside the country to prevent misinformation and rumors.