Archdiocese of Colombo declares 'Black Sunday'

AN | Published: 11:35 AM Mar 1 2021
Local Archdiocese of Colombo declares 'Black Sunday'

The Archdiocese of Colombo has  declared a Black Sunday, saying they are not satisfied with the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the 21 April, 2019 Easter Sunday bombings.

The Archdiocese of Colombo, who met on 28 February, has decided to declare 7 March as the Black Sunday. 

Black Sunday has been declared as a day of protest against the lack of justice for all those who died and were affected by the Easter Sunday bombings and Catholics are expected to dress in black and attend Mass on that day.

Final report of the Commission was handed over to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on 01 February and it was then handed over to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena on 23 February. 

The Commission, which was appointed by former President Maithripala Sirisena, ended its hearings on 31 January.

By Buddhika Samaraweera


AN | Published: 11:35 AM Mar 1 2021

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