- Jan 28, 2020
Nearly a dozen Sri Lankan Muslim politicians holding top government positions resigned their posts on Monday, saying they want to enable the government to investigate allegations against some of them on links to Islamic extremist militants.
Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since last month’s devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels.
Sri Lankan Catholic officials said Thursday that church-run schools that have been closed since Easter Sunday bombings are expected to reopen next week, and Sunday Masses will resume this weekend if security conditions are appropriate.
The fallout from the Easter Sunday bombings in three Sri Lankan cities has reached a Philadelphia parish.
Two people have been arrested and an overnight curfew lifted Monday in a Sri Lankan town where a suicide bombing targeted a Catholic church last month and weekend clashes were said to involve majority ethnic Sinhalese and Muslims.
Sri Lankan Catholics are celebrating Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed after reports of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.