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Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

Sri Lanka Catholics mark one month since bombings

Eeping Sri Lankan Catholics lit candles and prayed in a memorial service outside a bombed church on Tuesday, one month after Easter bombings by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.

Havovi Cooper reports.

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Prayers and tears at a memorial service Tuesday - one month after bombings in Sri Lanka by Islamist militants killed more than 250 people.

Hundreds of worshippers, including survivors and relatives of the victims, gathered outside St.

Anthony's Shrine- a Catholic church in the capital of Colombo- that was attacked on Easter Sunday.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF PRIEST OF ST.

ANTHONY'S CHURCH, FATHER JUDERAJ FERNANDO, SAYING: Let us remember all those who were wounded." Islamic State targeted two other churches and three luxury hotels on April 21st, shocking the island Some like 19-year old Gloria, who did not want to share her last name, recalled how the day took a tragic turn for her family...at this very church... (SOUNDBITE) (English) NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD STUDENT GLORIA, WHOSE FATHER DIED IN THE BLAST, SAYING: "Once I turned my head to the left side my dada was bleeding.

I tapped my dada- 'Dada please wake up' and he 'shake' his eyes.

So I thought he was alive.

So, I wanted to take him to the hospital.

I begged people who were inside the church just to carry my dada.

But no one came to help us." Gloria lost her father in the attack.

In the wake of the Easter bombings--violence has erupted against Sri Lanka's -who make up less than 10 percent of the population.

With reports of angry mobs stoning mosques and targeting Muslim-owned shops, just last week in the North Western province of Kurunegla.

SOUNDBITE) (Tamil) 48-YEAR-OLD VILLAGER AND SHOP OWNER, ABDUL BARI, SAYING: "They came suddenly.

They went down the road throwing rocks at houses.

Then they returned and set fire to the door and our things.

We couldn't go out because we were scared if we came out they would kill us.

So, we stayed inside." Sri Lanka has imposed curfews and used temporary bans on social media to deter misinformation.

Police say almost all suspects and plotters involved in the April attacks have either been arrested or were dead.




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