When Dilip Fernando arrived at St Sebastian’s church in Sri Lanka’s Negombo on Easter Sunday, it was so crowded he went elsewhere for mass. Dozens died there on a day of carnage across Sri Lanka that saw at least 290 people killed in eight blasts. “I usually come to services here,” the 66-year-old retiree told AFP, as around three dozen security personnel stood outside the church. Around the church, Negombo appeared to be waking up as normal, after the lifting of an overnight nationwide curfew at 6:00 am (0030 GMT). Outside the church, Fernando and other bystanders look at the damage to the church.
Source: Egypt Independent April 22, 2019 13:30 UTC