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Sri Lanka explosions: Blame game over intelligence failure

Questions raised over whether rift between top leaders led to inaction despite warnings

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that the differences between him and President Maithripala Sirisena had been "thrashed out".

If so, the move may have come too late.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 24, 2019, with the headline 'Blame game over intelligence failure'. Print Edition | Subscribe