Kate Shellnutt, in Christianity Today, 3 May 2019, where the title is “Sri Lanka’s Christian Refugees Displaced by Retaliation Threats”
Pakistani asylum seekers in Negombo fled terrorist attacks in their home country, only to fear retribution for more deadly violence in their place of refuge.
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Chris Kenny, in The Australian, 8 May 2019, where the title runs “Egg attack on Morrison hints at rotten state of public debate”
The Albury egging was so pathetic it didn’t even crack the egg. But there would have been milliseconds of sharp concern and shambolic reactions, with one woman knocked to the ground, that ruined what otherwise would have been a terrific event for the Country Women’s Association. And while they will be outwardly phlegmatic, Scott Morrison, his staff and the Australian Federal Police close personal protection officers will be — pardon the pun — walking on eggshells for a while.
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An Email Note from Muttukrishna Sarvananthan to Professor Chandra Dharmawardena, 4 May 2019
Dear Prof. Dharmawardena,
I remember you asked this question on May 01, 2019, via email to my institutional email address. I apologise profusely for not replying to you earlier.
Please remember that the Kochikade church where the suicide bomb blast took place is in Colombo-13 (Kotahena – opposite Jampettah Street) and NOT in the Kochikade area of Negombo. The blast at Kochikade took place during the time of the Easter Services in Tamil. Therefore, overwhelming majority of the casualties were Tamils. In most churches within the Colombo City and the suburbs church services (e.g. Sunday services) take place in both Sinhala and Tamil languages separately. In a few churches (especially within the city of Colombo), the services are done in all three languages separately.
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A Sri Lankan Medical Specialist
, in Daily News, 1 May 2019, where the title is “Unsung heroes of Easter Sunday” **
It must [have been] just 9.15 in the morning on Easter Sunday, April 21, when I received a call from my wife to inform me that there had been bomb attacks on some churches.She wanted me to come home immediately. I was examining my last patient at a private hospital. I got into the car and was driving along the main road when I received a text message. Usually, I would not have looked at it immediately, but in the light of the information given by my wife, I stopped the car by the side of the road and read it. It was a SOS from a medical academic organisation asking doctors to go immediately to the Accident Service of the National Hospital in Colombo and the General Hospital, Negombo, to help with treating the injured. The message did not have any details, but the nature and tone of it was such that it implied a major catastrophe. I phoned my wife and told her that I was going to the Accident Service and drove straight there.