Relatives and friends gathered in churches and cemeteries to remember some of the more than 320 people killed in bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

The first mass burials for the victims took place in Colombo and in Negombo, north of the capital, on Tuesday. 

Mourners and relatives prayed with the clergy as coffins were carried in and out of the churches.

At St Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo – where scores died as they gathered for Easter Sunday prayers – a few dozen people held candles and prayed silently, palms pressed together.

And at St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, an elderly man wept uncontrollably by the coffin bearing the body of his wife.

Flags were lowered to half-mast on government buildings,

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