Latest Sri Lanka Easter bombings News

Sri Lanka church bomber's remains exhumed after protests

Sep. 2, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The remains of a suicide bomber who attacked a church in eastern Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday were exhumed on Monday after a court order that they be reburied elsewhere following public protests. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the remains were removed from Kalliyankadu...

Sri Lanka court orders reburial of suicide bomber's remains

Aug. 30, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered police to exhume the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber from a public cemetery after hundreds of people, including relatives of victims, blocked roads in an angry protest. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, who complained...

Archbishop of Canterbury mourns victims of Sri Lanka attacks

Aug. 29, 2019 6:20 AM EDT

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasized the need for Christian unity on Thursday as he paid tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday bomb attacks at a Roman Catholic church in Sri Lanka. The figurehead of the Church of England, Justin Welby visited St. Sebastian's Church in the...