The wrong was done. The thousands of attendees – numerous-show for the easter celebration in the Saint-sebastien church in Negombo – were on the point of leaving the church when there is suddenly a huge explosion took place. A deadly attack, in which at least 67 people were killed. In the meantime happened in the rest of the country is still seven other attacks
Total destruction. This is how priest Edmond Tillekeratne, spokesperson of the archdiocese of Colombo, the horrific scene in the affected church.
“When I arrived on the scene, I saw immediately thirty bodies lying on the floor. Everywhere I looked, I saw blood, debris and glass fragments. Even outside you saw the destruction. The three priests that the mass had been nominated, were also injured by flying glass. Two of them are in bad shape.’
Tillekeratne is estimated that there are about a thousand attendees were in the church. “It was very busy because it’s easter Sunday. People from many villages scattered over the land to the church for the special day.”
The Saint-sebastien church in Negombo but one of the eight places in Sri Lanka on Sunday, were hit by attacks. Mainly churches and hotels have been targeted. In total fell at least 156 people dead and more than 400 wounded.