Opposition leader Douglas condemns Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

Basseterre, St Kitts, April 24, 2019 – Leader of the Opposition in St Kitts and Nevis, the Right Hon Dr Denzil L Douglas has joined world leaders in condemning the bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 persons and wounded 500 othrtd.
“These barbaric and cruel acts which took place on Resurrection Sunday, the holiest of Christian celebrations, express the worst of humanity that we all, regardless of religion and creed, must passionately reject,” Dr Douglas said Tuesday in a statement.
Expressing his sincere condolences to the Sri Lankan people as well as the families and loved ones, the former prime minister pointed out that the “victims became the unwitting targets of the horrific serial bombings that took place on Easter Sunday.”
“While these acts of violence are truly reprehensible and appalling we must stand together to ensure that the message of forgiveness, brotherly love and non-violence that unites all religions continues to endure and that freedom of religion is protected and respected,” Dr Douglas said.
Sri Lankan officials said 38 foreign nationals were among the dead, with another 14 unaccounted for. The death toll includes at least eight British citizens and at least 10 Indian nationals.

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