Outraged by Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka, Secretary-General Stresses Sanctity of All Places for Worship

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21 April 2019

Outraged by Easter Sunday Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka, Secretary-General Stresses Sanctity of All Places for Worship

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is outraged by the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a sacred day for Christians around the world.  He recalls the sanctity of all places of worship.  He hopes the perpetrators will be swiftly brought to justice.

The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Sri Lanka, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.  He commends the leadership demonstrated by the authorities and unity of the people of Sri Lanka in the wake of the attacks.

The Secretary-General reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka in this difficult moment for the nation.

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