Explosions hit three hotels and three churches in and around Colombo as well as at Batticaloa in the east of the country
Extensive damage to churches
Images of the damage are emerging on Twitter. This tweet is from Geeta Mohan, foreign affairs editor at India Today TV network.
3 churches, 3 hotels attacked in Colombo, #SriLanka on #EasterSunday.#Christian community attacked!
Explosions at :
St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade
St.Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya
Church in Batticaloa
Shangri La hotel
Cinnamon Grand Hotel pic.twitter.com/yYI8OUwoPK
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Three churches hit by explosions
It’s understood that the three churches hit by blasts are St Anthony’s Church in the capital, St Sebastian’s in Katuwapitiya, north of Colombo, and local media has also reported a church in Batticaloa in Eastern Province was hit.