28 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka church services cancelled amid fears of further terrorist attacks


Sundays in the majority Catholic city of Negombo are normally marked by services of worship.

But this Sunday – a week on from the attack on the city’s St Sebastian Church, in which dozens were killed – the faithful had to pray for the dead at home.

Weekend masses were cancelled amidst fears that Islamist extremists are still at large, as security forces continued to search addresses across the country.

Some of the city’s children are still learning to cope with the loss of both their parents.