“Polythene, food wrappers, plastic, other non-digestibles and water were the only things we could see in the post mortems.”
Inmates have staged protests in recent weeks demanding an increase in coronavirus testing and new isolation facilities for infected prisoners.
In a matter of months, Sri Lanka has gone from a success story to a cautionary tale in dealing with the coronavirus.
The Trump administration is challenging a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the deportation of a man from Sri Lanka.
Churches in Colombo, Sri Lanka were closed after over 250 people were killed in suicide bombings on April 21.
President Maithripala Sirisena’s office cited concerns over identification and national security in the wake of the deadly bombings.
Authorities said the militants detonated three explosives and opened fire during the raid.
Hundreds gathered at mosques across Sri Lanka on Friday, despite warnings that places of worship could be targeted by militants through the weekend.
Mohamed Zahran, the leader of local militant group National Towheed Jamaat, was known for his vitriolic extremist speeches on social media.
The archbishop of Colombo and other religious leaders are cautioning Sri Lankans against attending worship services for the foreseeable future.
The country's top health official said the blasts had damaged some bodies beyond recognition, making accurate identification difficult.
Eighteen suspects were arrested overnight, raising the total detained to 58.
Although Christians are currently a minority in Sri Lanka, Christianity has a long history in the island nation.
Fox News hosts are raging over just two words used by former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Officials said the death toll from Sunday's attacks had risen to 321.
In a since-deleted tweet, the president made his second major social media mix up concerning the deadly Easter attacks.
Dieter Kowalski, 40, of Denver and Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a fifth grader at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., both died in Sunday's attacks.
Minutes later the supposedly grief-torn president tweeted he's "never been happier or more content" as he bragged about the U.S. economy.
The nationwide social media blockage came after eight blasts swept through Sri Lankan churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people.
More than 500 people were also wounded in the attacks.