Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia): Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Gopal Baglay, on Wednesday attended a solemn ceremony at the St. Anthony’s Church here to mark the second anniversary of the dastardly Easter Sunday attacks.
He lit a candle in memory of the victims of the attack and prayed for the recovery of those who are still suffering from its aftermath, the Indian High Commission said in a release.
It may be recalled that the High Commissioner had paid homage to the victims at the Church on 23 May 2020, immediately day after the completion of mandatory 14-day quarantine period subsequent to his arrival in Sri Lanka on 8 May. He came by a special flight carrying a gift consignment of essential medical supplies from India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also paid his respects at the Church during hi solidarity visit to Sri Lanka in June 2019.
St. Anthony’s Church was one of the multiple targets of the Easter Sunday attacks, which also took away 270 lives including the lives of 10 Indians. These Indian victims fell prey to the perpetrators at Shangri-la, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand Hotels.
India and Sri Lanka cooperate closely in all aspects across the security spectrum. India stands firmly with the people and Government of Sri Lanka in the fight against terrorism and also collaborate on curbing various other illegal activities such as drug trafficking, and narcotics.