ThreatRate Reports April 2019
Sri Lanka April 2019 attacks
Terrorism
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In the early morning of Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019, seven suicide bombers carried out near-simultaneous bombing attacks targeting three churches, including St. Sebastian church (in Negombo), St. Anthony's Church (in Kochchikade), Zion Church (in Batticaloa) and four luxury hotels in the capital Colombo, from the Shangri La Hotel, to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, the Kingsbury Hotel and the Tropical Inn guesthouse. According to initial official reports, the attacks claimed the lives of at least 359 people, (death toll numbers were later updated) including as many as 38 foreigners, and 500 other were wounded.

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