"Ving, travellers have in one of the affected towns."
"On easter morning was explosions at six different churches and exclusive hotels in Sri Lanka."
"at Least 156 people have died, reports AFP. Hundreds have been wounded."
"– It is one of the largest attacks we've seen outside of the traditional areas of conflict then Paris in 2015, says terrorforskaren His Brown in Aftonbladet TV."
"A seventh explosion took place in Colombo – two people have died, state police and the AFP."
"According to the police, it's on the six explosions that occurred in various parts of Sri Lanka on easter morning. 156 people have died of which 35 were foreign nationals, state police to the AFP."
"Explosions in the catholic churches took place in the capital city of Colombo, Negombo city, who have a catholic west, as well as Batticaloa, which is located on the other side of the main island of Ceylon."
"Hours later, reported a seventh explosion at a hotel in the vicinity of the Degiwala Zoo in the capital city of Colombo. Two people have died, reports the AFP."
"the Explosions at the hotel"
"three five star hotels in Colombo, The Shangri La, the Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury hotels, have been subjected to explosions in what appears to be a coordinated attack."
"Cinnamon Grand writes on Twitter that the attack took place in the restaurant on the ground floor."
"the AFP reports that 156 people have died. Before the death toll was raised from the 137 reported 45 people have died in Colombo, 67 of the church in Negombo and 25 people in a church in Negombo. Several hundred people have been injured."
"Ving: 22 swedes on the spot"
"Ving arranges tours to Sri Lanka and the Swedish travellers are in place."
"– We have 22 travellers on Sri Lanka at the moment. Of them, it is seven who lives in Negombo. The other lives in other locations that are further from the affected localities. We have sent sms to all our travelers and told about the incident, " says Barbro Holmberg, press officer at Ving."
"There is no information about injured swedes in the moment."
"We have a close cooperation with the MINISTRY of foreign affairs and is true of all of the time, according to them, there should not be any swedes that are affected by the event," says Barbro Holmberg."
"– The catholic church is a short distance between the hotel and Negombo city, continues Barbro Holmberg on the Wing, who himself is an experienced Sri Lanka-visitors."
"a few swedes in Sri Lanka with tour operators Tui and Apollo, writes TT."
"His Brown: Points to the jihadists"
"No group has so far claimed to be behind the deed. Sri Lanka has long been characterised by a conflict with the so-called Tamil tigers, who were defeated in a regeringsoffensiv 2009."
"a week ago and sent Sri Lanka's police chief issued a warning. According to foreign intelligence information was a suicide attack against the churches to be imminent, according to the alert that AFP has taken part of."
"just under eight per cent of the country's mainly buddhist population is christian, writes Reuters. "
"Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned the ”cowardly attacks” against the people of Sri Lanka. He calls on all Sri the sri lankans to stay united and strong in this tragic time, and avoid spreading propaganda and speculation. The government is dealing with the situation ongoing, writes the prime minister."
"Sri Lanka consists of the main island of Ceylon, and some additional smaller islands. According to the latest census, amounts to the population to 21.7 million. A majority of the lankeserna (60 per cent) are buddhists, but the inhabitants profess also to hinduism (20%), islam (10 per cent) and christianity (10 percent)."
"The last few years, the country has experienced violence with religious overtones. Last year was attacked several mosques and businesses belonging to muslims. The escalation of violence led to the government imposed curfew on one of the affected towns. People from the buddhist majority was behind the violence on the country's muslims, who were accused of wanting to tvångsansluta people to islam."
"the Country has long been characterized by a conflict between ethnic groups tamils and the sinhalese. The tamils demanded already in the 1970s, autonomy and a state of their own in the country's eastern and northern parts. An armed radical group, the LTTE), was formed to achieve tamil autonomy. The conflict was dropped up in the 1980s after the LTTE killed several sinhala soldiers."
"Decades of alternately peace and war succeeded war. After a regeringsoffensiv 2009 was declared the LTTE defeated."
"the Country has a strong presidentmakt but the handlebars are elected directly by the people in a general election. At the same time, several scandals with the ingredients as the abuse of power, corruption and electoral fraud succeeded each other through the years. The President is ago 2015 Maithripala Sirisena from the United national party (UNP)."
"Source: TT: NE, Foreign policy institutetu002FLandguiden"