On July 22, 2019, the Rajasthan High court acquitted Mohammad Ali Bhat and four other Kashmiris -- Abdul Goni (57), Mirza Nisar Hussain (39), Latif Ahmed Waja (42) Javed Khan -- in the Samleti blast case.
"Considering the current situation in the country, we have reviewed the visas system and took a decision to tighten visa restrictions for religious teachers," Sri Lanka Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.
The US Embassy in Colombo has said that at the request of the Sri Lankan Government, US security experts were working closely with their Sri Lankan partners on "fulfilling short term, specific objectives" related to the recent attacks and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Sri Lankan government has beefed up the security in the country post the deadly bombings that claimed more than 250 lives. A nation-wide emergency including night time curfew is in place at present which may also affect travel within Sri Lanka.
While the Easter blasts that targeted Christians in Sri Lanka reveal a well orchestrated mechanism of planning and execution, the government's failure to curb this bloodshed despite having credible information is even more worrying.