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A look at Sites Hit by Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka

World | News18 | April 22, 2019, 8:14 am
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 The Shangri-La Hotel: This towering, luxurious hotel is located near Colombo's main business district and is just a few steps from the sea. It has 500 guest rooms and suites and 41 serviced apartments.

The Shangri-La Hotel: This towering, luxurious hotel is located near Colombo's main business district and is just a few steps from the sea. It has 500 guest rooms and suites and 41 serviced apartments.

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 Police and forensic officials inspect the blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

Police and forensic officials inspect the blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 The Kingsbury Colombo Hotel: This luxury hotel is located in Colombo's city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the Shangri-La. It has 229 rooms. (Image: Kingsbury Hotels)

The Kingsbury Colombo Hotel: This luxury hotel is located in Colombo's city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the Shangri-La. It has 229 rooms. (Image: Kingsbury Hotels)

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 A general view of the Kingsbury Hotel after the blast. (Image: AFP)

A general view of the Kingsbury Hotel after the blast. (Image: AFP)

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 The Cinnamon Grand Colombo hotel: This hotel is located about a mile (2 km) from the Kingsbury and near the sea in a bustling business district. It has 483 rooms and 18 suites. (Image: Cinnamon Hotels)

The Cinnamon Grand Colombo hotel: This hotel is located about a mile (2 km) from the Kingsbury and near the sea in a bustling business district. It has 483 rooms and 18 suites. (Image: Cinnamon Hotels)

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 Zion Church: This church is in the eastern coastal city of Batticaloa. It was founded in the 1970s. (Image: Ilankovan Thushyantha)

Zion Church: This church is in the eastern coastal city of Batticaloa. It was founded in the 1970s. (Image: Ilankovan Thushyantha)

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 Sri Lankan security personnel walk past debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. (Image: AFP)

Sri Lankan security personnel walk past debris outside Zion Church following an explosion in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka. (Image: AFP)

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 St. Sebastian's Church: This Catholic church is in Negombo, a largely Catholic town north of Colombo. Built in the Gothic style, it was patterned on the Reims Cathedral in France and was completed in the 1940s. (Image: Julian Anthony)

St. Sebastian's Church: This Catholic church is in Negombo, a largely Catholic town north of Colombo. Built in the Gothic style, it was patterned on the Reims Cathedral in France and was completed in the 1940s. (Image: Julian Anthony)

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 A view of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in the bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

A view of St. Sebastian's Church damaged in the bomb blast in Negombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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 St. Anthony's Shrine: This Roman Catholic church, located in the Kochchikade suburb of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, is one of the country's best-known churches. Its roots reach back to the 18th century Dutch colonial period when Catholicism was forbidden and priests would often hold services in secret. Local beliefs say the church's founder, disguised as a merchant, helped a seaside fishing community by praying to stop the sea from eroding their village. The church was later built near the site. (Image: AP)

St. Anthony's Shrine: This Roman Catholic church, located in the Kochchikade suburb of Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, is one of the country's best-known churches. Its roots reach back to the 18th century Dutch colonial period when Catholicism was forbidden and priests would often hold services in secret. Local beliefs say the church's founder, disguised as a merchant, helped a seaside fishing community by praying to stop the sea from eroding their village. The church was later built near the site. (Image: AP)

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 People gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine where a blast happened, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

People gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine where a blast happened, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Image: AP)

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