Melbourne restaurateurs who employed the Australian woman killed in the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday say the "hard worker" with a "high intellect" planned to return to the city next year, and had already enrolled her daughter, who was also killed, at a school.
Sri Lanka has long been subject to extremist violence and Easter Sunday's coordinated bomb blasts mark latest in a long history of ethno-religious tragedies. But they also suggest an unsettling new development, writes Damien Kingsbury.
After five years, countless phone calls, online messages and two failed rescue missions, Sydney grandmother Karen Nettleton is reunited with her three surviving grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in a refugee camp in north-east Syria.
More than 10 per cent of people convicted of terrorism offences in the last five years were under the age of 18, but under Australian law judges are prevented from having the best interest of children as a primary consideration, an expert says.