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What they left behind: Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombing victims

Updated : 2019-05-17 12:01:41

Men, women and children of all ages were among those killed in the blasts across the country, claimed by Islamic State, that targeted churches and hotels.

Most of the victims were Sri Lankan, from all walks of life: a top chef, a teenage basketball player, an auto-rickshaw driver, a carpenter.

They left behind treasured possessions those that loved them cannot bear to move, as well as the empty spaces where they lived, worked and played.

An art file belonging to Kevin Kuventhirarasa, nine, a fourth-grade student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at Zion Church, is pictured inside a private school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An art file belonging to Kevin Kuventhirarasa, nine, a fourth-grade student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at Zion Church, is pictured inside a private school in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A local church which was regularly visited by Berlington Joseph Gomez and his family is seen in Colombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A local church which was regularly visited by Berlington Joseph Gomez and his family is seen in Colombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A teddy bear is seen in the room of Wishmi, 14, a student, in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A teddy bear is seen in the room of Wishmi, 14, a student, in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty kitchen is seen inside the house of Verlini Suranga, a 35-year-old housewife, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at Zion Church in Batticalao. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty kitchen is seen inside the house of Verlini Suranga, a 35-year-old housewife, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at Zion Church in Batticalao. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Statues of Mary and Jesus are seen inside the unfinished house of Lahiru Prasanga Fernando, 34, and his wife Diliini Sangeewani, 34, in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Statues of Mary and Jesus are seen inside the unfinished house of Lahiru Prasanga Fernando, 34, and his wife Diliini Sangeewani, 34, in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty bed belonging to Janisha Vidushan, 16, a student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church, is seen inside his house in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty bed belonging to Janisha Vidushan, 16, a student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church, is seen inside his house in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A photo of Janisha Vidushan, 16, a student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church, is seen inside his house in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A photo of Janisha Vidushan, 16, a student, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church, is seen inside his house in Negombo. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty workshop of Dulip Kumar, 46, a carpenter who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
An empty workshop of Dulip Kumar, 46, a carpenter who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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