Sri Lankan security forces stand at the site after a vehicle parked near St. Anthony's shrine exploded in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
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St. Sebastian's Church in Sri Lanka's Negombo city was packed when Nilantha Lakmal arrived with his wife and three daughters for Easter Mass.It felt like a long time but I found them," Lakmal said. He hurried them to an auto rickshaw that was waiting on the street near the church, and then headed back to look for his parents and his nephew, who had arrived at the church separately. Nearly all at once, seven suicide bombers attacked three churches and three luxury hotels, according to a Sri Lankan government forensic analysis. At St. Sebastian's, where Lakmal was married and where he baptized his daughters, he said he led shocked and wounded people flowing out of the building toward the street.
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