Sri Lanka police chief refusing to quit despite president’s request: sources

Crime scene officials inspect the site of a bomb blast inside a church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO ARCHIVES. NO RESALES.

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s police chief has refused a request by President Maithripala Sirisena to step down following suicide bombings on churches and hotels, two sources at the president’s office said on Saturday, deepening the rift at top levels of government. Sirisena, facing criticism over the failure to thwart the attacks, blamed the inspector […]

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