The Catholic Church is planning a human chain on April 21 to mark the fourth anniversary of the Easter Sunday terror attacks.
Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday (18) urged all citizens to join the church in this exercise.
“We call upon all our fellow citizens to join us, irrespective of differences of racial, religious and political party affiliations to make up a human chain which will call upon our leaders to render justice to victims of Easter Sunday attacks and to strengthen the hands of freedom and justice in our motherland, which has unfortunately weakened,” he said at a news briefing.
“We invite all to gather along the side of the Colombo-Negombo main road on both sides by 8.30 am on Friday, starting from St. Anthony's Church Kochchikade and St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, Negombo, observe silence at 8.45 am and remain there till 9.00 am,” he added.
A silent protest will also be held along Galle Road.
The cardinal also called all offices and factories to observe two-minute silence at 8.45 am on April 21.