- Sep 20, 2020
Nearly two years after a series of bombings in Sri Lanka killed nearly 300 people, the country’s top Catholic official has accused government leaders of failing to identify those behind the grizzly attacks and of using the incident to advance their political agendas.
“We are concerned by the increasing militarization and authoritarianism of the Sri Lankan government,” said Mervyn Thomas, Chief Executive of Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Members of the clergy of Archdiocese of Colombo has condemned a Sri Lankan politician’s attack on their archbishop, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.
On the one-year anniversary of the bloody Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the nation shared in a moment of silence to honor the nearly 300 people who died as government investigations continue and victims continue struggling to pick up the pieces of their broken lives.
Sri Lankans commemorated the anniversary of last year’s Islamic State group-inspired Easter Sunday bomb attacks mainly from their homes on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Christians in Sri Lanka celebrated Easter in their homes on Sunday, participating in religious services through television as churches remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.