COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—Sri Lanka's state minister of defence said today that the Easter attack on churches, hotels and other sites was “carried out in retaliation” for the shooting massacre at two New Zealand mosques last month, as the Islamic State group sought to claim responsibility for the attack.
You are here
NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka—St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka's Negombo city was packed when Nilantha Lakmal arrived with his wife and three daughters for Easter Mass.
The pews already full, the family joined dozens of others in the front garden, listening to the priest through the church's open doors.