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* Reconstructions of damaged churches have begun, Minister Premadasa says
Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 11:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: Re-constructions of the three churches damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb attacks have already begun, a Sri Lankan Minister said.

Minister Sajith Premadasa said that the Ministry of Cultural Affairs has already commenced the re-constructions of the Roman Catholic churches, St. Anthony's Church at Kochchikade in Colombo, St. Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo and the evangelical church Zion Church in Batticaloa. .

He said this while visiting St. Anthony's Church at Kochchikade in Colombo and St. Sebastian's Church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo to look into the damages caused to them.

Re-constructions of churches have begun without obstructing legal investigations into the terrorist attacks.

The Minister said that all re-constructions will be done according to the advice of the Colombo archbishop and other clergy.

A controlled explosion is reported near St. Anthony's Church in Kochchikade a short while ago.


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