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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

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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 Sri Lanka explosions: Blame game over intelligence failure. Subscribe