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Modi makes unscheduled stop at bombed Sri Lanka church

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[DAWN] India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday made an unscheduled stop at a Catholic church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks ahead of his official welcome to Sri Lanka.

Modi’s entourage made a detour to St Anthony’s shrine on their way to President Maithripala Sirisena’s office, where a red carpet military parade awaited.

“I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again,” Modi said on Twitter while posting photos of himself at the church.

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