Police detained 24 people.
The police said that 500 people were injured. A spokesman for the ministry, Ruvan Gunasekara, said that in the case of the explosions, security forces detained 24 people.
April 21 in Sri Lanka, eight explosions thundered : six early in the morning at almost the same time, two more in a few hours. Three explosions occurred in hotels in the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, three more – in the Catholic churches of Colombo and suburbs, the seventh – in the west of the island, the eighth – in a residential complex in the suburbs of the capital. None of the extremist groups have thus far claimed responsibility for the bombings.