Vigil held to remember Sri Lanka bombing victims
April 24, 2019 5:02 pm
The attack last Sunday is the worst thing that could have transpired after the end of 30 years of civil war in Sri Lanka.
Speaking on behalf of the Sri Lankan community at the vigil organized to honour the victims, Justice Suresh Chandra said those working for the judicial system in Fiji sympathize with the families of those who died.
“We suffered man-made disasters, we suffered a terrible tsunami where lots of lives were lost and the incident that took place on the Easter Sunday, I think was the worst that has happened till date during the last 40 years.”
Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says many Sri Lankans have contributed positively to the Fiji and its economy and he feels their pain.
“The tragedy of what happened in Sri Lanka is beyond many people’s comprehension. We feel more for the victims because we have a vast number of Sri Lankans in Fiji who have contributed immensely to our country.”
Leader of opposition Sitiveni Rabuka also sympathized with the many who attended this vigil.
“We are here to remember more than 300 innocent people who died and 500 who were injured during the resurrection day, a great day of rejoicing.”
At the vigil representatives of various religions agreed that world peace begins with communities and encouraged each other to be agents of change in promoting peace and prosperity in their communities.