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Negombo Katuwapitiya church reopened

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By ITN News Editor July 21, 2019 19:33

Negombo Katuwapitiya church reopened

Today marks the third month following the Easter Sunday attacks. Katuwapitiya Church in Negombo which was damaged in the attack was repaired and reopened today.Katuwapitiya St. Sebastian Church in Negombo which was heavily damaged in the Easter Sunday attacks was renovated and reopened today. Arch Bishop His Eminence Malcom Cardinal Ranjith conducted the special mass today.

A large group of devotees were present on the occasion including the relatives of those who died in the attack. Meanwhile a special payer service was conducted at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade Kotahena in memory of those who died in the Easter Sunday attacks and wishing for the speedy recovery of those who were injured. Candles were lit in memory of those who died in the attacks. A mass was conducted at Batticaloe Zion Church by Reverent Father Roshan Mageshan to mark the 3rd month after the attacks.

A large congregation was present on the occasion. A special program was held at Holy Cross Church in Hatton in remembrance of the people who died in the Easter Sunday attacks. Sinhala community in Hatton held an Alms Giving for the Christians who attended the mass. A religious ceremony was held at Anuradhapuar, Rajanganaya, Angamuwa area with the attendance of 11 Reverend Fathers and 260 Buddhist Monks, in connection with the 3rd month following the attacks. A religious ceremony was held at Kalpitiya Sri Bodhirukharama Temple.

A large number of devotees were present at the religious ceremony which was held with the participation of all religious leaders. A religious ceremony to invoke merits on those who died in the Easter Sunday attack took place at the Ministry of Defence. The Mahanayaka of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya, Aggamaha Panditha Most Venerable Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera headed the religious ceremony.

A large group of people including Reverent Fathers Dr. Camilus Fernando, Deninton Subasinghe and Heads of Security Authorities were present at the Alms Giving.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 21, 2019 19:33