Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb 21, 2020 / 14:00 pm
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has called for a full investigation into the bombing attacks on Easter Sunday 2019, and introduced a program to pray for the victims of the attacks.
"The people of this country have a right to know the truth about the Easter bomb attacks," said Ranjith on Feb. 18. "We hope that our political leaders will work to fulfill that obligation."
The Easter bomb attacks killed 259 people and injured more than 500. Two Catholic churches, one evangelical Christian church, four hotels, and a housing complex were hit by a total of nine suicide bombers.
The suicide bombers, who were all Sri Lankan citizens, belonged to an Islamist group known as the National Thowheeth Jama'ath. They attacked the three churches in the middle of Easter Sunday services.