- Dec 5, 2019
A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month’s presidential election said he’ll order a fresh probe into the Easter Sunday blasts that killed 263 people by appointing a presidential commission if he wins.
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has finally won a concession from Sri Lanka’s government after widespread criticism of the investigation into the deadly Easter Sunday attacks.
The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasized the need for Christian unity on Thursday as he paid tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks at a Roman Catholic church in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s top Catholic authority has called for an independent inquiry into a series of bombings that shook the country on Easter Sunday, saying investigations conducted until now have been swayed by political interests.
A top leader of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka on Wednesday called for an independent and transparent commission to investigate the Easter Sunday attack that killed 263 people, saying justice has not yet been served to the victims.
A Sri Lankan cardinal on Thursday denounced a “serious lapse of responsibility” by the goverment which could have avoided the Easter suicide attacks.