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Church bombings labelled as ‘Black Sunday’ for Sri Lankan’s

April 22, 2019 3:20 pm

The Sri Lankan community in Fiji has described the Easter bombings in their home island as a ‘Black Sunday’ where many Christians were killed.

Speaking to FBC News, Sri Lankan resident working in Fiji, Anil Senewiratne says it’s still hard to come to terms with the horrors that has taken place in his country of birth.

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He says they made urgent calls back home to check on their families as soon as the news of the bombing was aired.

Senewiratne who works as the Director for Marketing at Courts Fiji says he was relieved to hear his mother’s voice and assured him she was safe.

However, he’s deeply saddened about the bombings in the churches he used to attend with his family.

“We are really worried about the people in Sri Lanka and we wouldn’t know at this point in time whether our friends have also been victims of this blast that has taken place.”

The Sri Lankan community has acknowledged the support and prayers from Fijians around the country during this time of sorrow.

Plans are also in place to hold a vigil for those who have lost their lives in the deadly attack.

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