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PM Bainimarama Condemn Terrorist Acts In Sri Lanka

We Fijians will do our part in fighting these heinous acts by condemning any and all forms of religious intolerance in the strongest of terms.
22 Apr 2019 20:57
PM Bainimarama Condemn Terrorist Acts In Sri Lanka
The scene from a church that was bombed in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has condemned what he called “heinous acts” that tore the nation of Sri Lanka yesterday, on Easter Sunday.

In a statement, he said: “What should have been filled with nothing but joy, family, and worship, terrorists deliberately targeted churches with their bombs and their hatred, once again aiming to instil fear in the hearts of those looking for peace.”

Over two hundred innocent souls were lost, with hundreds more left burned and maimed.

Mr Bainimarama said these monstrous acts have no place in this world, especially on the holiest of days on the Christian calendar.

“For we Fijians, our nation’s deep ties to Sri Lanka have made these horrific acts all the more devastating. May we pray for the victims, for their loved ones, and for all Sri Lankans. May we pray for the recovery of the injured. And may we extend arms of friendship to our Sri Lankan friends and neighbours living among us here in Fiji.

“Around the world, there is a violent assault on religious freedom afoot, with no group or faith immune. We Fijians will do our part in fighting these heinous acts by condemning any and all forms of religious intolerance in the strongest of terms. We must actively work to rise above hatred, and fill the world with love.”

Fiji enjoys the services of a good number of Sri Lankans who work in the Judiciary and other senior executives in private organisations.

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