Sri Lanka blasts: Month after Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, examining their aftermath

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A school bag is seen on the bed of Wishmi, 14, a student, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 30, 2019. Wishmi, her sister and their father were killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, while her mother Chandima Yasawardheena was injured. "I can't explain in words what I thought of at that moment. I remember taking the shoes of my younger daughter and the veil my elder daughter was wearing, I ran all over the hospital as if I was mad. I couldn't remember how long I ran around it. I don't feel like my daughters have left me. I don't want to accept it," Chandima said, her face bandaged from a shrapnel wound. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

A school bag is seen on the bed of Wishmi, 14, a student, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, 30 April, 2019. Wishmi, her sister and their father were killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St Sebastian Church in Negombo, while her mother Chandima Yasawardheena was injured. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.

A school timetable seen on the bedroom wall of Wishmi, 14, in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 30, 2019. Wishmi, her sister and their father were killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, while her mother Chandima Yasawardheena was injured. "I can't explain in words what I thought of at that moment. I remember taking the shoes of my younger daughter and the veil my elder daughter was wearing, I ran all over the hospital as if I was mad. I couldn't remember how long I ran around it. I don't feel like my daughters have left me. I don't want to accept it," Chandima said, her face bandaged from a shrapnel wound. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

A school timetable seen on the bedroom wall of Wishmi. 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, Sri Lanka, April 30, 2019. Janisha was killed with his cousin, aunt and grandmother. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

An empty bed belonging to Janisha Vidushan, 16, a student, who was killed. Janisha was killed with his cousin, aunt and grandmother. 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, Sri Lanka, May 1, 2019. The couple were killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church. "They had been married for more than 15 years and were so happy together. They were childless but treated this house as their kid. They were building it slowly for the last few years. Now they've left me alone in this house," said Sudarshni Fernando, mother of Lahiru. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

Statues of Mary and Jesus are seen inside the unfinished house of Lahiru Prasanga Fernando and his wife Diliini Sangeewani, who were killed. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.

An empty workshop of Dulip Kumar, 46, a carpenter who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at St. Sebastian Church, is seen in Negombo, Sri Lanka, May 1, 2019. Dulip Kumar and his two teenage children died while his wife survived with an injury to her right eye. "He was known all over the town for his skills. We used to work together. He was suppose to open the workshop the next day of Easter after a few days break. It feels strange to come here without him," said his younger brother Jude Prasad Appuhamy. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

An empty workshop of Dulip Kumar, 46, a carpenter who was killed. Kumar and his two teenage children died while his wife survived with an injury to her right eye. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.

An outdoor studio setup of a cooking show hosted by Shantha Mayadunne, a chef and TV personality, who was killed during Easter Sunday bombings at Shangri-La hotel, is pictured in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 8, 2019. Shantha Mayadunne was killed with her daughter minutes after the latter uploaded selfie of them having Easter breakfast in a luxury hotel. "She used to bring everything, including utensils and vegetables, from her house for the show," said her producer, Sirimalee, gesturing to her workspace on the set. "We still can't believe she won't be back in this studio, which was her kitchen." REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

An outdoor studio setup of a cooking show hosted by Shantha Mayadunne, a chef and television personality. Mayadunne was killed with her daughter minutes after the latter uploaded a selfie of them having Easter breakfast in a luxury hotel. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.

An empty street where brothers Bevon, nine, Clavon, six, and 11-month-old Avon used to play in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 8, 2019. The three brothers and their parents were killed during the Easter Sunday bombings at St. Anthony Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "I love my cousins. I'm sure they'll be back soon and then we can cycle and play in the street," said their cousin Joshua. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui SEARCH "SIDDIQUI GOMEZ" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.

An empty street where brothers Bevon, nine, Clavon, six, and 11-month-old Avon used to play in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The three brothers and their parents were killed during the bombings. Reuters/Danish Siddiqui.