Surveillance Camera Footage shows Sri Lankan Suicide Bomber entering the Church

Updated On 23 Apr, 2019 Published On

Recent surveillance camera footages depict the suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's Church, Negombo a few minutes before the explosion ripped the church on 20th April 2019.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of the church informed that at least 110 people were killed at St Sebastian.

The suicide bombing has been reported as the deadliest attacks against churches and hotels that killed at least 290 people.

The footage received tracks the movements of a young man with a beard carrying a rucksack, outside the church.

The same man is then spotted up by the surveillance cameras inside St Sebastian's Church, packed with Easter Sunday goers.

The video stops before the bomb is detonated.

Images after the bomb blast show blood-stained pews, the torn-down roof and knocked out windows and doors.

Along with St Sebastian, churches in Batticaloa and Colombo's Kochchikade district were also bombed by suicide bombers.

Luxury hotels like The Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand, and Kingsbury hotels in Colombo were also targeted.

Authorities said all the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers, who belong to the jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath.