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Sri Lanka bombings hurt island's tourist destination ambitions

Death toll rises to 290 after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels

Crime-scene officials inspect the explosion area at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo after deadly blasts April 21.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI -- About 290 people have been killed by Sunday's church and hotel bombings in Sri Lanka, acts the government sees as terrorism. Thirteen people were arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings, according to local media reports.

"I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted.

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