Sri Lanka

The death toll has risen to 359, officials said on Wednesday.
Governments should leave the internet alone, but the claim that Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are an antidote to state-controlled media is looking increasingly thin.
The death toll has risen in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings. Over 300 people are dead with a further 500 injured, with eight Britons confirmed dead. Sri Lankan authorities have blamed a local militant group for the attacks, with one minister claiming the attack was retaliation for the New Zealand mosques attacks in March. The health minister Rajitha Senaratne said that intelligence services had warned of an impending terror attacks, although it is not clear what was done with that information.
There has been no evidence to back the claims.
He also named two Islamist groups believed to be responsible.
The ban is ostensibly to stop the spread of misinformation but Facebook and social media have created a space for public conversation in a country with a long history of censoring the press
Matthew Linsey lost both of his teenage children in the blast at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.
“Mercifully, all three of them died instantly and with no pain or suffering.”