Safe For Catholic Schools To Reopen, Says Sri Lanka Army
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:24 PM
Sri Lanka has tightened security ahead of the reopening Tuesday of some Catholic schools for the first time since the Easter bombings that killed 258 people, army chief said. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said security forces would ensure that schools were not targeted by ISIS responsible for the April-21 bombings. "In some places children will not attend classes in their uniforms," the spokesman said.
US Official, Injured In Sri Lanka Suicide Attack, Dies In Hospital
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:35 AM
A US official wounded in Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday suicide bombings has died in hospital, raising to 258 the total-number killed, including 45-foreigners, officials said. Alaina Teplitz, US ambassador to Sri Lanka, paid tribute to Chelsea Decaminada who was seriously wounded when two bombers hit the luxury Shangri-La hotel in Colombo on April-21. Chelsea Decaminada was injured when attackers hit Shangri-La hotel in Colombo.