SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Sri Lankans in South Korea gathered to remember the victims of the terrorist attack on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.
‘Talk To Me,’ a support agency for immigrant women, and the Sri Lanka Foundation held a memorial ceremony for the victims at Seoul Square, which was attended by more than 1,500 people.
“It is a tragedy that should not have happened,” said Iresha Perera, head of Talk To Me.
“Sri Lankans, who have come far away from home, leaving behind their loved ones in their home country, gather here today in memory of those who perished in the attacks.”
“The attacks took place in Sri Lanka, but terrorist threats are a worldwide issue,” she added. “State governments should join hand in hand to never again let such tragedy happen.”
“No religion should commit terrorism under the name of God,” said Ahn Dae-hwan, head of the Korea Migration Foundation.
“Fear brings hate, and hate brings violence. We have to console the families of the victims, and fight the onslaught of terrorism.”
Participants wore black bandanas as a gesture of their condolences to the victims. At the memorial altar set up at Seoul Square, some offered flowers as tribute to those who perished.
H. M. Kang (firstname.lastname@example.org)