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May 03, 2024

Sri Lankan Catholics rally seeking justice for 2019 terror attack victims

The simultaneous bomb explosions by terrorists in three Christian Churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday of 2019 killed nearly 270 people, including 45 children, from more than 38 nations and injured more than 500.

Two Catholic churches -- St. Anthony's in Kochchikadai and St. Sebastian's in Katuwapitiya in Negombo -- under the Colombo archdiocese came under attack on April 21, 2019.

An Evangelical church in Batticaloa in Eastern province and three luxury hotels were also targeted in the suicide attack.

Five years after the deadly attack, the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka remembers the victims and continues its fight for justice. 

Photos: AFP

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