INTERNATIONAL

Sri Lankan President Vows Security Shake-Up

Sri Lanka's President has vowed to overhaul state security after several bomb blasts on Sunday killed 359 people and wounded about 500.

In a televised address late on Tuesday, President Sirisena said he would completely restructure the police and security forces in coming weeks.

Sirisena said the security officials who got the intelligence report from a foreign nation did not share it with him. He said I have decided to take stern action against these officials.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has acknowledged that police had intelligence about the suicide strikes against churches and luxury hotels before the bombings on Sunday, but failed to act on it.

The Islamic State Group has claimed responsibility for the series of bombings at three catholic churches and three high-end hotels, and released a photo of the men it said were responsible.