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Aussie Mother And Daughter Killed In Easter Bombings

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UPDATE | The first images of the man suspected of being behind the Easter bombing in Sri Lanka, have been revealed. 

EARLIER | It has been revealed a mother and daughter from Australia lost their lives in a terror attack in Sri Lanka.

Politicians and the general public have taken to Facebook to express their condolences after at least 290 people were killed and more than 500 injured.

The victims were Manik Suriaaratchi and daughter Alexandria.  They were attending Easter Mass at a Negombo church when a blast rang out.

AusNewsLanka, an online news magazine for Sri Lankans in Australia, confirmed the mother and daughter, from Melbourne’s south-east, lost their lives in the blast.  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed their deaths in a Twitter post. 

He also revealed Australians had been injured in the Easter Sunday bombing.

Mr Morrison said out of respect for the family, no further details were available on Manik and her daughter, other than one of the victims was a dual national according to News Corp.

The publication reports that of the injured Australians, one was a woman in her mid-50s and a woman in her late 20s.

The Prime Minister could not rule out more Australians being injured or killed in the Sri Lankan tragedy.

By Michelle Price