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Clockwise from upper left: After incidents occurred yesterday in the North Western Province, starting from Chilaw and spreading to Kuliyapitiya, Hettipola and other areas, we had to impose curfew last evening. "I know that you are looking for Jesus," - God, when my soul is searching, help me know the answer to every longing can be found in You. [140] Others criticised the block for cutting off Sri Lankans from means of communicating with relatives during a disaster[141] and saw it as counterproductive in reducing fake news. Zahran once made his cohorts listen to a recording of a puproprted ISIS official making him the head of the Sri Lankan branch. [15][76], The Shangri-La bombers struck at 08:57 hours (UTC+05:30) during breakfast in the Table One Restaurant on the hotel's third floor, which was reportedly full of foreign tourists who made up the bulk of the hotel's clientele. [129], On 27 April, while conducting house to house raids in the Kalmunai area, evidence recovered linked three suspects to the murders of two police officers, Dinesh Alagaratnam and Niroshan Indika, on 29 November 2018 in Vavunathivu. She detonated her bomb killing herself and her three sons, and three police officers, in the police raid of her home in, Three of the four children of the multi-billionaire, A maternal grandson of Bangladeshi politician, This page was last edited on 18 October 2020, at 18:06. [206][207][208], During a press conference on 23 April 2019, State Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene confirmed that a second splinter group was being investigated, but declined to provide details. [224] Islamic State also released a video purportedly showing their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi praising the attackers and claiming the attacks were revenge for the loss of Baghouz in Syria. [248], The government's plan to grant visa-on-arrival to visitors from 39 countries has been suspended due to the current security situation. This year (2020), Easter Sunday falls on: April 12th Find Out When Easter Sunday Is In Other Years Easter 2020 Easter 2021 Easter 2022 Easter 2023 Easter 2024 Easter 2025 Easter 2026 Easter 2027 Easter 2028 Easter 2029 CCTV footage given to the media by the hotel, shows the bomber attempting to detonate his vest three times in the dining area and upon failing, leaving the premises at 8.49 a.m.[80], The Kingsbury hotel management resumed their operations on 24 April 2019 followed by Cinnamon Grand few days later; Shangri-La partially reopened on 12 June 2019. [96] On 28 April, police confirmed two of the suspects, Mohomed Iwuhaim Saadiq Abdul Haq and Mohomed Iwuhaim Shahid Abdul Haq, who were arrested in Nawalapitiya and would be handed over to the CID. Once that is known, then Easter can be worked out. The remaining Christians are evenly split between the Anglican Church of Ceylon and other Protestant denominations. After the STF's bomb defusing unit evacuated the surrounding area, the bombs were detonated simultaneously during a defusing attempt. [62], Ravi Seneviratne, the DIG who leads the Criminal Investigation Department, testified in July that they had no evidence of the group having a direct involvement. You can unsubscribe at any time. Copyright (c) 1995-2020 Kenkyusha Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. [333], Representatives and leaders of the main world religions responded with prayers and support for the victims. [55][56][57], The New York Times and AFP reported on a police chief warning security officials in an advisory ten days before the attacks of a threat to prominent churches from a radical Islamist group, National Thowheeth Jama'ath. Good Friday is always the Friday preceding Easter. [262], The government has stated that the Ministry of Home Affairs will issue a circular calling for the removal of all signage displayed in the Arabic language. [67] St. Sebastian's is also close to Sri Lanka's main airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, where security was heightened. [272], On 28 April 2019 a public litigation activist, Nagananda Kodituwakku, stated that the negligence leading to the attack is in violation of the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code and has filed a Fundamental Rights petition directing the Attorney General to institute criminal action against the country's senior political, civil and security officials, including President Maithripala Sirisena and former President and MP Mahinda Rajapakse, for their alleged negligence over the Easter Sunday bombings. 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The incident also caused a major setback for the government and for other political parties just before 2019 Sri Lankan presidential election[229], Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne initially attempted to implicate Gotabaya Rajapaksa for the bombings, claiming that Abdul Razik was a suicide bomber and the secretary of the NTJ that received funding from intelligence agencies during the Rajapaksa government. -By praising God for the power of the Resurrection of Christ, for the promise of new life. Jesus was crucified the day after The Last Supper (on what we call Maundy Thursday), which is held at the time of the Jewish feast of Passover. How Is the Date of Easter Determined? This would give the government, police and the armed forces sweeping powers to undertake counter terrorism activities. The majority of the dead are Sri Lankans, with at least 45 foreigners among those killed.

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