CNA Staff, Oct 28, 2020 / 17:19 pm
During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade, one of the sites of the 2019 Easter bombings.
Pompeo laid a wreath at the shrine in Colombo Oct. 28.
Speaking to the press earlier in the day, he said that "it's important for me to take a moment to go and visit the Shrine of St. Anthony, one of the five sites that was attacked by ISIS on Easter Sunday of 2019."
Today, I laid a wreath at the Shrine of St. Anthony, one of the sites of the 2019 #EasterAttacks which killed and injured hundreds of innocent people. We stand with the Sri Lankan people and the world to defeat violent extremism and bring perpetrators to justice. #USwithSL pic.twitter.com/toQYKKHEPp- Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 28, 2020