Sri Lanka: Easter Day bombings

Attack and aftermath

Print edition : May 24, 2019

Inside St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, where a suicide bomber blew himself up. Photo: Chamila Karunarathne/AP

A Muslim priest talks to Archbishop Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith during a function to express solidarity with all the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, in Colombo on April 28. Photo: Manish Swarup/AP

Mourners grieve at the burial of three members of the same family who were killed during the Easter Sunday blast, on April 22. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP

An undated image posted by the I.S.’ news agency on April 23 purports to show Mohammed Zahran (centre), who Sri Lanka says led the Easter Day attacks. Photo: AP

I.S. leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a file picture. Photo: AP

President Maithripala Sirisena (right) and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a ceremony to mark the 26th anniversary of the assassination of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa, in Colombo on May 1. Photo: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP

Two weeks after the deadly Easter Day bombings, there are more questions than answers in the island nation. But a determined civil society is rallying round to commence the process of healing.
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