Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church cancels services on renewed fears of fresh attacks

llowing a "specific threat" against two religious locations after the deadly Easter attacks, AFP reported. The archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, said Thursday that a "reliable foreign source" had alerted him to possible attacks this weekend. A series of suicide bomb attacks on April 21 on three churches conducting Easter Sunday services and three luxury hotels in Colombo had killed 257 people and injured 500 more. Cardinal Ranjith has also requested all the private Catholic schools in Western Province not to reopen for the second term next week as scheduled. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said all the schools will be reopened on May 6 with the approval of security forces affirming the security at every school.................

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