The country's top health official said the blasts had damaged some bodies beyond recognition, making accurate identification difficult.
These dubious arrests under the guise of "national security" are eerily reminiscent of Rajapaksa's reign. It's time for international actors to rethink what Sri Lanka's "democratic change" actually means and what might happen next.
In Sri Lanka, President Maithripala Sirisena had promised progress regarding Tamil political prisoners, although we've seen little of that. Unfortunately, the president's dithering project has continued -- with no end in sight.
The defeat looks set to scupper his planned political comeback.