NZ PM says no intelligence linking Sri Lanka attacks to Christchurch

Published on 24 Apr 2019 11:53:45 AM

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that her government was not aware of any intelligence suggesting that a devastating attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for deadly shootings on mosques in Christchurch.

Sri Lanka’s junior minister for defence, Ruwan Wijewardene, told parliament on Tuesday that an initial investigation had revealed the bombings on churches and hotels, which killed 321 people, had been carried out in revenge for the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques on March 15.