Sri Lanka explosions: Over 500 attend memorial service in Singapore

Venerable K. Gunaratana (with microphone) leading a procession around the bodhi tree compound at the Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, with attendees carrying plates of flowers and candles.
Venerable K. Gunaratana (with microphone) leading a procession around the bodhi tree compound at the Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, with attendees carrying plates of flowers and candles.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Last Friday, Venerable K. Gunaratana visited friends in Sri Lanka before returning home the next day.

A series of coordinated bomb attacks took place in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka the day after he left, killing at least 359 people and injuring hundreds of others.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'Over 500 attend memorial service in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe