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The government believes the ringleader was Zahran Hashim, a fiery 34-year-old preacher from eastern Sri Lanka.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says the schools will open Tuesday after remaining shut following fears of a repeat attack.
Pilgrims will be allowed into a special area of the church for a 12-hour period.
The bomb explosion injured five police officers in Songkhla, while the shooting took place in Pattani.
Security forces are still on high alert after intelligence reports indicated militants could strike before the start of Ramadan.
The US ambassador to Sri Lanka says some of the Islamist militants behind the Easter bombings are likely to be still at large.
Poverty is often the driving force for increased militancy in other parts of Asia.
Sri Lankan premier Maithripala Sirisena wants Islamic State (IS) militants to leave his country alone also claiming a foreign mastermind may be the culprits of last week's bombing.
A ban on social media platforms, put in place immediately after the bomb attacks, has also been lifted.
Riyas Aboobacker was arrested on Monday after admitting he wanted to carry out an attack in Kerala.
Lawmakers are aware of the latest security threat.
The ban comes days after local Islamic clerics urged Muslim women not to cover their faces amid fears of a backlash.
Australia is the latest country to issue a travel warning, following similar moves made by Britain, the Netherlands and the United States.
Sri Lankan youths are believed to have been involved with the extremist group since 2013.
The new official figure was 253, down from an earlier 359.
Sri Lanka's defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando says he is resigning to take responsibility for the failure to stop the attacks.
The British Foreign Office said attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners.
A Sri Lankan police spokesman did not give further details or suggest that the raid was linked to the Easter Day bomb attacks.
Two brothers have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on Easter Sunday.
Three Danes are already confirmed dead in the blasts.
Mohamad Zahran was well-known for his militant views, according to Muslim leaders and a Sri Lankan intelligence report.
The US ambassador Alaina Teplitz says they had no prior knowledge of the Easter bomb attacks.
The FBI offered expertise to test evidence.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on three churches and three luxury hotels.
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