"The simultaneous attack on churches across the country left the Christian and Catholic community shaken: Why were they targeted? What had they done wrong? But despite the very real assault to their faith, worshippers of the Zion Evangelical Church continued to return to worship.
On Easter Sunday April 21st 2019, a coordinated terrorist attack was carried out upon multiple churches and hotels killing 300+ people and injuring over 500. No Country is an Island looks at a group of young Sri Lankans who, coming from different religious backgrounds, are
Lewis Allen lost his wife in the 21/4 Easter attacks in Sri Lanka. He is one of the largest buyers of Sapphire in Sri Lanka was the guest of honour at Facets 2019. Despite the latest tragedy the country has faced, he believes, “the country,
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
In the immediate aftermath of the devastating Easter attacks, two childhood friends, Shalaka Wijeyaratne and Amjad Moulana, teamed up to provide the required immediate assistance to those affected. Their initiative Heal Lanka has been raising funds to help those affected.
Shalaka lives in
St Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade celebrated its 185th feast on June 13 (Thursday). This was the first time the fully renovated church opened and conducted a ceremony after the devastating Easter Sunday attack. Story courtesy Roar.lk
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