More terrorist attacks likely in Sri Lanka, says Australia
Colombo : Australia on Friday issued an alert to Sri Lanka, saying that terrorists may carry more attacks in the country after Easter Sunday bombing that killed over 300 people.
"Terrorists are likely to carry out further attacks in Sri Lanka," the foreign ministry warned in its latest travel advice.
"Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners," it said.
The tourists have also been asked to reconsider their need to travel to Sri Lanka in the current situation, a similar warning was issued by the Netherlands, Britain and the United States of America.
The US State Department has warned that terrorist groups "continue plotting" possible attacks, with targets including tourist locations, places of worship and airports.
An Australian woman and a 10-year-old kid were killed in the serial blasts at the churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.
Australian counter-terrorism police would assist Sri Lankan authorities with their investigation and are probing suspected attacker Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed's time living in Melbourne.
The Australian Federal Police refused to say whether the 36-year-old was known to them or whether he was radicalised while living in Australia.
"As there is an ongoing investigation into the attacks, it would not be appropriate to comment," a spokesperson said.