It was not specified when the church services would be resumed.
The statement comes two days after Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith announced that the first Sunday services after the series of deadly terrorist attacks on the island would be held in some churches of the country from May 5. It was assumed that henceforth, parishioners would not be allowed to carry bags into the church for security reasons. In addition, according to the cleric, special "vigilance committees" will be created at the churches, whose members will oversee security issues. Visitors who are not parishioners will have to show their ID at the entrance to the church, the cardinal said.
The Easter Sunday bombings devastated the nation and shocked the whole world. In the week since the event, Sri Lankan authorities have made over 100 arrests in connection with the bombings and warned the nation on Tuesday that Daesh militants were currently planning more attacks.
*Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.