World Apr 30

Priests are seen in the background as a security personnel stands guard in front of St Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Sri Lanka lifts social media ban imposed after Easter blasts

President Maithripala Sirisena ended the blocking of Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular sites, but asked the public to "act in a responsible manner" on social media, according to a government statement.

World Apr 28

A woman reacts during mass burials near St. Sebastian church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 28, 2019. Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Mass on TV

Sri Lanka’s Catholics celebrated Mass in their homes via a televised broadcast on Sunday as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.

Apr 27

Sunday Mass canceled across Sri Lanka a week after bombings

Catholic leaders canceled Sunday Masses indefinitely across Sri Lanka and officials urged Muslims to stay home for Friday prayers in an extraordinary call by the clergy to curtail worship as fear of more attacks plagued the island nation after the…

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