Burials Continue in Sri Lanka After Attacks

A woman was buried in Madampitiya Cemetery in Colombo as Sri Lankans continue to mourn after deadly Easter attacks left more than 350 people dead.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked two top security officials to resign in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday blasts, as officials revealed new details about the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks that killed more than 350 people.

The president's call to the police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, and defense secretary, Hemasiri Fernando, to step down came a day after he promised in a televised address to take stern action against officials who did not share with him the intelligence alerts that came from India days prior to the bombing of churches and luxury hotels. The president also holds the defense portfolio.

As the government faces an outpouring of public anger over the failure to heed the warnings, senior officials admit it has been a "major lapse."

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