Sri Lanka orders curfew after blasts

Colombo, Apr 21: Sri Lankan government on Sunday ordered a night-time curfew after the island nation was rocked with eight blasts targeting churches and hotels that killed nearly 160 people across the country.
The curfew will begin on Sunday night at 6:00 pm (local time) and run until 6:00 am (local time), the defence ministry said.
Meanwhile, security has been intensified around the religious places across the capital.
The government has decided to block all social media platforms in order to prevent incorrect and wrong information being spread. This is only a temporary measure”, a release from Udaya R Seneviratne, Secretary to the President said.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did not reveal the initial details of the investigation into the blast and said police will update later.