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The April 21 attacks, targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, shocking the country and shattering a decade of relative peace after the end of a 25-year civil war.(Reuters File Photo)

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate mass at restored church after Easter bombings

By Reuters | Colombo, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:33 AM IST
Hundreds of worshippers, including survivors and relatives of the victims, gathered at the shrine in the capital, Colombo, for the feast of St. Anthony of Padua.
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Sri Lankan Christians watch a live broadcast of a service conducted at their house near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 5, 2019, two week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)
Sri Lankan Christians watch a live broadcast of a service conducted at their house near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on May 5, 2019, two week after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.(AFP photo)

Sri Lanka Catholics celebrate Sunday Mass via TV amid new warnings of possible attacks

By Associated Press | Colombo
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 04:37 PM IST
Sri Lankan Catholics celebrated Sunday Mass in their homes for a second week as churches remain closed amid fears of possible fresh attacks by Islamic extremists.
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Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)
Security personnel stand guard in front of St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 23, 2019, two days after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka.(AFP)

With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Sunday Mass on TV

By Associated Press | Ampara (Sri Lanka)
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 12:26 PM IST
At the YMCA, a group of young girls held Sunday school near a portrait of Christ. Sajith Liyanage, a 51-year-old Catholic, said he remained worried and would watch Mass on TV.
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Security personnel stand guard outside an Anglican church before a service, a week after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday.(REUTERS)
Security personnel stand guard outside an Anglican church before a service, a week after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday.(REUTERS)

ISIS claims 3 militants blew themselves up in Sri Lanka raid that killed 15

By Associated Press | Ampara, Sri Lanka
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Sri Lanka’s Catholics on Sunday awoke preparing to celebrate Mass in their homes by a televised broadcast as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.
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Crime scene officials inspect the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo(REUTERS)
Crime scene officials inspect the explosion area at Shangri-La hotel in Colombo(REUTERS)

‘Pieces of flesh thrown all over Sri Lankan church after blast’

By Press Trust of India | Colombo
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 03:31 PM IST
He said three priests had been celebrating the mass at the time of the blast. Two of them were badly injured by flying glass and debris, and one was only lightly injured because he was behind the altar.
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