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The inside story of the 9 suicide bombers behind Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks

A devotee during a mass outside St. Sebastian’s Church, after it was partially opened for the first time since the Easter Sunday attacks in Negombo on May 9, 2019.  

Investigations throw up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror

At first, they were nameless. “Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming out. Now, a month after Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks, a messy web of disgruntled radicals has emerged, throwing up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror.

By Meera Srinivasan of The Hindu

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