The Sri Lankan government has revised down the previously declared death tolls of Sunday`s series bomb blasts by more than 100, to about 253. The health ministry said on Thursday that 253 people were killed in the attacks. Country`s authority claimed that calculation error and the difficulty of identifying victims are main reason for such error.
Sri Lankan Muslims won`t accept attackers’ dead bodies
Sri Lanka`s Muslim community will not accept suicide bombers` dead bodies. Even the mosques will not be allowed to have their funeral. ACJU, the apex religious body of Islamic theologians of Sri Lanka confirmed this news. At a press conference in Colombo on Thursday, the leaders of the organization said that those who carried out these atrocities on innocent civilians don`t belong to us.
Muslims hiding in Sri Lanka after facing backlashes
Muslims are hiding in Sri Lanka as communal tension has increased after the Sunday`s attacks in eight places including three churches. Hundreds of Muslims have already fled from the port city of Negombo after facing angry backlashes.
Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church services suspended
All Catholic Churches of Sri Lanka have been ordered to stay close and suspend services till April 29. A senior priest of the country confirmed the news and said, "On the advice of the security forces we are keeping all churches closed. There will be no public mass until further notice."
British Bangladeshi Rabina standing as London candidate in EU elections
British Bangladeshi councilor Rabina Khan is contesting in the European Union (EU) election to be held in May for London seat. This Lib Dem Councilor in Tower Hamlets said, her party is in a position against the separation of the European Union to strengthen the UK economy.
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