Main suspect of suicide bomb attack on Zion Church arrested


The main suspect who had allegedly organized the suicide bomb attack Zion Church in Batticaloa on Easter Sunday 2019 has been arrested.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne mentioned this addressing a special press conference held at the Department of Government Information this afternoon (29).

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches and three luxury hotels Colombo, were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings.

The attack on the Protestant Zion Church came just before the church’s Easter mass was to begin. At least 26 were killed and more than 100 wounded in the attack to the Batticaloa church.