The Times – Oxford student makes first visit to Sri Lanka since siblings died in terrorist attacks

Oxford student makes first visit to Sri Lanka since siblings died in terrorist attacks

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

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