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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

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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) 

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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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