My husband felt that something was not right and informed him that he must first get permission. Then he forced him to go, " says Chrishanthini Ramesh to the BBC.
She is a Sunday school teacher at Zion and had just finished her lesson, which was before the actual påskgudstjänsten. The kids to snack on-the-spot outside the church when her husband, Ramesh, Raju saw the anomalous sight of a man with a large backpack.
the unknown man, he received the explanation that the backpack contained a video camera and that he wanted to film the ceremony. It was then that Ramesh Raju rejected the man, but while Chrishanthini Ramesh led her two children up in the church was shaken, the building of a massive explosion. Her husband died in the explosion.
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It is impossible to estimate how many of the approximately 450 of the congregation would have been killed, but in the courtyard outside was the number of people is much fewer. It was, however, most of the children, why they accounted for nearly half of the själmordsbombarens deaths.Mayhem outside the Zion church in Batticaloa after the explosion. Photo: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP
children in easter a total of eight terrorbombningar in Sri Lanka. At the side of the nine to kill the perpetrators, the police arrested 75 people suspected of any form of participation.
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Local islamistgrupperna National Thawheed Jama’out and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahimhar has been linked to the events. In addition, the terrorsekten IS said to be behind the attacks, but how the relationship evolved is not known.