Lankan court orders remains of Easter attacker relocated

Sri Lankan court has ordered police to exhume and relocate the remains of a suicide bomber involved in Easter Sunday attacks after there were protests over his burial in a public cemetery. 

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that in compliance of court orders, the remains will be exhumed on Monday and kept in a mortuary until a suitable place is located to bury him. 

Earlier, hundreds of people protested over the burial of terrorist linked to attack at Zion church in Batticaloa, saying it hurt their sentiments. 

The suicide bomber was buried in a Hindu public cemetery after Muslims declined to allow his burial in a community graveyard. 

At least nine suicide members were involved in suicide bombings targeting churches and high-end hotels on Easter day, killing 268 people including 45 foreigners.

The Hindu

Leave a Comment