On 25th January 1998, the LTTE attacked the holy Buddhist site of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth). A truck bomb was blasted inside at 6.05 a.m. At least a dozen pilgrims attending the early morning offering to the Tooth Relic were killed. Many
Today 3rd August, marks 29 years since the Kattankudy Mosque massacre. 147 Muslim men and boys were killed as they were attending congregational prayers at two mosques. Read below for stories dedicated to those who lost their lives that day in Sri Lanka.
July 1983 remains one of the darkest moments in Sri Lanka's history. The pogrom against Tamil civilians led to increased hostilities between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Government. This year, after the Easter Sunday Attacks, Groundviews collected testimonials from Sri Lankans to understand
Religious extremism has been denounced since the early days of Islam, with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) warning against it. In several hadiths (sayings of the Prophet), he has identified those who will use religion for their extreme actions.
“There will be dissension and division
Statement made on 22nd April 2019 by Most Ven Dr Ittapane Dhamalankara Mahanayaka Thero Chairperson – Congress of Religions
His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith
Sivasri K. Vytheeswara Kurukkal – President, Hindu Priest’s Association
Moulavi M. S. M. Thassim – Asst. Secretary All Ceylon Jaimaithul Ullama
Rev. W. P. Ebenezer
On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, suicide terrorist bombings that took place in three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka killed around 277 people (including 8 suicide bombers) and wounded more than 400 people as per the information provided by Police Headquarters. At least