Catholic Church resumes services today

By Skandha Gunasekara

Sunday masses will resume at Catholic churches as per usual from today.

Spokesman to the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and Archdiocese of Colombo Fr. Edmond Tilakaratne said that it had been decided to allow Sunday masses to be held once again from today.

“Masses will be held at churches across the country as per usual,” F.r Edmond Tilakaratne said.

However, he said that Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith would not be holding any special masses.

In addition, Ministry of Defence Secretary S.H.S. Kottegoda in a statement said that additional security had been provided to all religious places.

He also said that security had been tightened at all schools, tourist locations, hotels, and places where the public gather.
“It is our duty to ensure the security and safety of the people of this country.”

Ministry of Defense Secretary said the tri-forces along with the Police had ensured the safety of the nation after the Easter Sunday terror attacks and called on the public to resume their day-to-day activities as the situation was returning to normalcy.