Nine suicide bombers belonging to local Islamist extremist group NTJ carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and many hotels on the Easter Sunday in 2019.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated Modi.
Sirisena promulgated a state of emergency for a limited period of one week in the country by bringing into force Section 2 of the Public Security Ordinance.
Troops who committed war crimes at behest of politicians would be punished: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena
The LTTE ran a nearly three-decade separatist campaign leading to a bloody war with the Sri Lankan security forces.