Sri Lankadeath toll has risen to 290 people following several explosions affectingchurches and luxury hotels.
The numberof the injured has also increased to 500 people with many foreigners reportedto be among the dead.
The EasterSunday turn of events was the worst attack in Sri Lanka since the civil war in1996.
So far, thepolice have arrested 24 people in connection with the explosions as curfew wasimposed and the social media temporarily blocked.
How SriLanka explosions began
The firstexplosion was reported at 8:45 local time as six others followed later in a spanof a few minutes shaking the country.
The explosionsare believed to have been targeted by a single group as they occurred on luxuryhotels that were fully booked at the moment.
Explosive dives were found by the police as the number of the dead was not quickly revealed after the incident occurred.
Thousandsof citizens turned up at different hospitals to donate blood for the injured asblood shortage had likely run out.