COLOMBO – A 27 year- old young woman who was injured in the Easter Sunday bomb blasts at the Kochikade St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo on April 21, died here on Thursday.
Nirin Flori, a 27-year-old girl from Chundikkuli, Jaffna, was living in Colombo and on the day she visted the church to participate in the special prayers on the auspicious day.
She was being treated at the Colombo Accident Unit and later transferred to Ragama Teaching Hospital where she died.
Some 260 people died and more than 500 injured in bomb blasts orchestrated by a few religious extremists from the local Muslim community .
In a swift move by the government, the police were able to round up groups of extremists with the help of the local Muslims.
On Thursday during a lecture at the Bandaranaike Institute of Diplomatic Studies , Additional Secretary to Ministry of Foreign Relations Ambassador A J M Sadiq said : “ The hate filled ideology that enticed these groups to commit violence under the name of Islam is largely condemned by the Muslim community. As Islam signifies peace and harmony, accepting religious and cultural diversity. As a result, the decision to monitor religious schools and reevaluate their curriculum in conjunction with relative government bodies by the Government of Sri Lanka is a “timely move.”
Muheed Jiran ,Human Rights activist and international lobbyist, said this was really sad, evil hands of terrorism were laid on innocent people who came to offer their prayers on an auspicious day .
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