Tag: Easter Sunday suicide bombings
President Maithripala Sirisena has been battling his own uneasy coalition government in a push to restart executions.
Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara has called for many as 10,000 clergymen from across the country to attend the meet.
Another nine senior police officers have also been named as suspects who should be prosecuted for their role in the security lapses.
Police say there is no basis for the action taken by the council when communal tensions have eased and the region is returning to normality.
A presidential commission of inquiry has found 'major lapses' by Hemasiri Fernando, who has since resigned from his top job.
Nine police officers will face criminal investigations for failing to act on warnings ahead of the April 21 bombings.
President Maithripala Sirisena is facing major criticism for not allowing police, military or intelligence personnel to take part in hearings into the attacks.
St Anthony's, which dates back to 1740. is venerated by non-Catholics too.
Sources say Maithripala Sirisena has refused to allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify before the committee.
Pujith Jayasundara says Sri Lanka's State Intelligence Service, ordered him last year to stop ongoing police investigations into Islamic militants.
Many social media users switched to virtual private networks (VPNs) or the TOR network to bypass the order and keep communication open.
The Virtusa employee arrest is 'part of the ongoing investigations' into last month's Easter Sunday attacks.
President Maithripala Sirisena assures his countrymen that he will 'eradicate terrorism' in the aftermath of Easter Sunday's suicide bombings before the country votes in its general election.
Sri Lanka's police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara has named all nine terrorists behind last week's deadly suicide bombings in Colombo.