Midnight mass at St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith led the Midnight Mass at the St Sebastian Church in Katuwapitiya, Negombo.

On 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, the church was one in a series of targets of a string of bomb blasts by a terrorist group.

93 people were killed at the church, including 27 children.

Those who had succumbed to injuries were present at the church.

The Sri Lankan navy helped rebuild the church and it was re-consecrated three months after the attacks.