Colombo, April 22 (Xinhua): Sri Lankan prime minister and legislators commemorated the second anniversary of the Easter Sunday terror attacks by observing a two minute silence on Wednesday to remember all the victims killed in the suicide blasts on April 21, 2019.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa observed silence in honor of those killed at his official residence in Colombo while parliamentarians, who were all dressed in black, observed silence in the parliament complex ahead of the day’s parliamentary session.
Meanwhile, silence was also observed across the country as thousands gathered in churches and attended events to remember the over 270 killed in the blasts by suicide attackers on Easter Sunday April 21, 2019.
The events were held under tight security with thousands of police and army personnel deployed in churches across the country.
Sri Lankan authorities continue to probe the terror attacks and say they have identified the masterminds behind the attack, who have been taken into custody.