Up to 200 children in Sri Lanka lost family members in Easter bombings: report

COLOMBO: About 200 Children Sri Lanka Have Their Family Members, Some Of Them Some Breadwinners, Lost During The Massive Easter Sunday Bombings, According To A Leading Charity Organization.

Some Of The Families Have Lost Their Source Of Income And Might Not Have Sufficient Savings To Resume Their Normal Life, Colombo-based Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) Said.

Nine Suicide Bombers Performed A Series Of Devastating Explosions That Tore Through The Three Churches And Many Luxury Hotels On Easter Sunday And Killed More Than 250 People.

The Terrorist Group ISIS Claimed The Attacks, But The Government Accused The Local Islamic Extremist Group National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) For The Bombings. The Victims Included More Than 40 Foreigners, Of Whom 10 Were Indians.

The Livelihood Of 75 Families Has Been Disrupted By The Injuries Of Their Family Members. More Than 500 People Were Injured In The Incident, Colombo Gazette Quoted The SLRCS As Saying.

Some Of Them Will Not Be Able To Go To Work Because Of Injuries, And Some Will Lose Their Physical Ability To Work, The Report Said.

The SLRCS Said It Was Necessary To Provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) To The People Directly Affected By The Incident, Namely Survivors, Witnesses And Families Who Lost Their Family Members

They May Struggle With Or Face New Challenges After The Event. By Bidding PFA, The SLRCS Attempts To Cause The Initial Distress By Reducing Traumatic Events And Promoting Short-term And Long-term Adaptive Functioning And Coping.

The Interethnic Fear Has Also Increased In The Affected Districts And Also In The Country, The Association Said.

There Are Many Uncertainties, Tensions And Panic Among People, Due To Ongoing Threats From A New Round Of Explosions, Continuous Security Controls Throughout The Country, Suspicions About Terrorists And The State Of Emergency Being Issued, It Said.

The Country's Top Management Said Tuesday That The Authorities Had Arrested Or Killed All Of The Militants Responsible For The Deadly Easter Blasts, But Warned That The Country Was Still Facing The Threat Of Terrorist Attacks From IS.