Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena seems on right via a extensive day conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defense secretary to prevent following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb assaults on church buildings and luxurious hotels that killed 359 folks, two sources shut to the president stated on Wednesday.

The sources declined to be named attributable to the sensitivity of the matter amid accusations within the federal government of intelligence mess ups sooner than the assaults.

Reporting by Ranga Sirilal; Writing by John Chalmers; Modifying by Darren Schuettler