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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

The day the country turned a funeral house

By S.H.Moulana

It was just a week ago an Indian investor in Sri Lanka and a reputed businessman in Saudi Arabia expressed their admiration for Sri Lanka at a lunch function in Riyadh.

While the investor praised the work force and the friendly Sri Lankans the Saudi businessman told us how he fell in love with the country on his first ever trip to the island.

The nightmare of what happened on Easter Sunday in our beloved motherland shook we Lankan expatriates in the gulf the same way it did during tsunami.

The massacre of the innocent people on Easter Sunday in churches and hotels is atrocious and extremely painful.

These heartless perpetrators in few minutes turned the entire country into a funeral house.

The ex-vice president of the Inter Continental chain, Raymond Khalife, had this to say on hearing the tragedy ‘We are shocked by what happened in peaceful Sri Lanka. We were there barely two months ago around the same area where all these happened and all we saw around there were so peaceful, happy and smiling people. My condolences to you and the people of Sri Lanka. May God help the families of those whose loved ones lost their lives in this cowardly act.’

Those who committed this unpardonable crime by taking the lives of unarmed innocent people in a place of worship should be tracked down fast and made to face justice. Our hearts go to all those who lost their loved ones on this day of festivities. May God give them strength to overcome the agony.

- Asian Tribune -

The day the country turned a funeral house
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