- May 9, 2021
Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested a prominent Muslim lawmaker and his brother over suspected connections to the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people.
A Sri Lankan Catholic cardinal appealed to the country’s Muslims on Wednesday to reject extremism and join Catholics in determining the truth behind Easter Sunday suicide bombings in 2019 that killed 269 people.
Sri Lankan Catholics attended Mass dressed in black on Sunday, with prayers and protests calling for justice for those killed in coordinated suicide bomb attacks on Easter Sunday two years ago.
Sri Lankan Catholic Church officials declared a “Black Sunday” this weekend to demand justice for the victims of 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 260 people.
A senior Sri Lankan church official has asked President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to give him access to a presidential commission’s report on Easter Sunday bomb attacks in 2019 that killed more than 260 people, including churchgoers.
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.