Today (14) marks the 1000th day of the series of bombings that took place on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. The death toll from this brutal series of bombings was close to 270.
Today, the 1000th day of the attack, national service will be held under the patronage of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo. It will be held at Thewatta Basilica, Ragama at 10.00 am.
Special religious programs will also be held in all Catholic churches today, emphasizing that justice has not yet been done to the victims of this attack.
On April 21, 2019, St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Negombo, St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena, Zion Church in Batticaloa, Kingsbury, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Dehiwala Tropical Inn Accommodation were bombed by suicide bombers. When police raided the house of one of the bombers in the Dematagoda area, another suicide bomber struck.