Terror outfits planning more attacks in Sri Lanka: Intelligence input

Even after about two weeks of the Easter Sunday multiple attacks Sri Lanka is still under terror threats. Catholic cardinal of the country has received related foreign information that churches could be targeted this week.

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The archbishop of Colombo sent a letter to churches to cancel public congregations for mass until further notice.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith added, “For your own good, we have decided to close down those institutions.”

Church spokesman Reverend Edmund Thilakaratne meanwhile confirmed authenticity of the letter with giving further details.

Last week even Muslims were asked to stay home on Friday and not to attend their mass prayers of the week.

Officials have warned the Easter Sunday’s coordinated bombing suspects are still at large.

Police meanwhile has released names and photos of nine alleged suicide bombers including one woman and all of them are members of local group called National Towheed Jamaat.

Two of the names are of brothers from a wealthy Colombo family.

The archbishop of Colombo sent a letter to churches to cancel public congregations for mass until further notice.

Amid tense situation another local Islamic group named Ceylon Thawheed Jama’ath has appealed to the press for help with clarification that it is not linked to the NTJ.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the attacks were hatched by a secretive group having members from NTJ and Jammaiyathul Millathu Ibrahim.

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