Survivors of the 2019 Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka File Lawsuit Against Members of Former Government

04/10/2021 Sri Lanka (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), the relatives of those killed and injured in the 2019 Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka have filed legal cases against Sri Lanka’s former president, prime minister, senior police officers, and others. According to these survivors, justice has still not been served almost two years after the deadly bombings took place.

On April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches and three luxury hotels were attacked by suicide bombers affiliated with the National Thowheed Jamath group. As a result of the attack, more than 250 people were killed and at least 500 others were wounded. The incident still stands as the worst incident of Christian persecution in Sri Lanka’s history.

According to legal filings, the relatives of the victims claim that warnings of the bombings were received and ignored. The petitioners are seeking compensation from those named in the lawsuit for damages caused to their relatives by the failure to prevent the attacks.

On April 21, Christians in Sri Lanka will take time to remember those killed in the 2019 bombings. It is still unclear, however, whether those affected will receive the justice they deserve.

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