Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Sri Lanka marks 2nd anniversary of Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies

Sri Lanka today marked the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday bombings with religious ceremonies. The bombings carried out by extremist groups targeted three churches during Easter Sunday services in 2019.
 
Catholic churches conducted prayer services after two minutes of silence in remembrance of the 271 people killed in the multiple explosions. Other religious groups held similar events. A multi-religious remembrance service attended by Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim clergy and diplomats was held at the St Anthony’s Catholic shrine in the capital Colombo.

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