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Sri Lankan Christians wait for justice over Easter attacks

Culprits have yet to be brought before the law nine months after suicide bombers attacked three churches

Sri Lankan Christians wait for justice over Easter attacks

'They will never be seen again': The faces of little ones and their parents and relatives are displayed on a banner at a roadside in Batticaloa. (Photo: Quintus Colombage/UCA News) 

Nine months after the terrorist attacks in which three churches and three hotels were targeted in a series of suicide bombings, Sri Lankan authorities have yet to name those responsible. 

The faces of little ones and their parents are displayed on a roadside banner in Batticaloa. 

A. Shanthini, a Tamil from Batticaloa, said that after experiencing such a traumatic event at Zion Church in Batticaloa, she still can't sleep. 

"Whoever was responsible for this attack during a Sunday church service should be severely punished," said Shanthini, 46, whose daughter was among the fatalities. "People go to a temple, a church or a mosque to worship. But what happened is heartbreaking."

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