Catholic Church possibly knew about warnings – Harin
By Methmalie Dissanayake
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Harin Fernando yesterday (16), claimed that there could be a probability that the Catholic Church also knew about the prior intelligence warnings on a possible terror attack on 21 April 2019.
Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019, Fernando claimed that according to tradition, the Archbishop conducts main Easter Mass at the Archdiocese of Colombo.
“However, on 21 April 2019 Archdiocese of Colombo did not conduct that Mass,” Fernando in response to a query raised by the Attorney General’s representatives said and added that he got to know that a vigil Mass had been held on 20 April 2019. Fernando suggested that the above matter should also be inquired by the PCoI along with other matters related to the terror attack.