An economics undergraduate who lost a brother and a sister in the Easter bombings is raising money to help local survivors.
Four months ago, David Linsey more or less had his life mapped out. A third-year economics student at Oxford University, he was engrossed in revision for his final exams and preparing to start a job at a data analytics company.
Then he found out his father and two younger siblings had been caught up in one of the worst terrorist attacks since 9/11. It was Easter Sunday and Daniel, 19, and Amelie, 15, were eating breakfast at the Shangri-La in Colombo, Sri Lanka, when a bomb — one of eight to hit churches and hotels around the country — exploded.
Opening excerpt from original article in The Times by Shanti Das