A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard at the damaged St. Anthony's Church or Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 26, 2019.
A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard at the damaged St. Anthony's Church or Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 26, 2019.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department on Friday said American citizens should reconsider travel to Sri Lanka because of the threat of terrorism after more than 250 people were killed in suicide bombings Sunday.

In a statement, the department also said it had ordered the departure of all school-age family members of U.S. government employees.

“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Sri Lanka,” it said.