MEMORIAL SERVICE AND INTERFAITH OBSERVANCES HELD IN VIENNA TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE VICTIMS OF THE EASTER SUNDAY ATTACK IN SRI LANKA

Mrs. Irosha Cooray/ Chargé d'Affaires a.i. and the staff of the Mission attended for the memorial services conducted by Franz Scharl, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar Bishop of Vienna held at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna on 27 April 2019 to pay tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka. This Commemoration ceremony marked the interreligion solidarity with participation of Head of the Islamic Prison Chaplaincy and representative of the Islamic Faith Community, Austrian Catholics, numerous other Muslim and Buddhists as well as six Catholic priests from Sri Lanka. The Service was followed by a candle procession on St. Stephen’s Square and a time of Silence.

The Chargé d'Affaires and the staff of the Mission also participated for a religious event organized by Ven. Seelarathana Thero at the Dhamma-Zentrum Nyanaponika in Vienna on 28 April 2019. This event was attended by six Catholic priests from Sri Lanka, Austrians and Sri Lankan community in Vienna.

The Condolence book was opened for general public signature at the chancery from 23rd to 27th April 2019. While condemning the terrorist attacks the representatives of Diplomatic corps including Ambassadors, NGOs, and Business organizations and general public has expressed their deepest condolence on the tremendous loss of lives and casualties. Most of them have highlighted the importance of the global unity against the terrorism and their cooperation for Sri Lanka on this hour of tragedy.

The Embassy and Permanent Mission
Vienna, Austria
02 May 2019

Inquiries from Sri Lankan communities about providing assistance to the people affected by the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks

His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has announced that the Arch Doicese of Colombo has set up a Special Fund, to be managed by Caritas, which can be used by benefactors to send donations for the benefit of the affected people as well as the reconstruction of the affected churches. The video of the Cardinal's announcement is available at http://www.archdiceseofcolombo.com.

Details of the Fund are as follows:

Account name:   Archbishop of Colombo

Bank:   Commercial Bank Borella branch

A/C no:   1190038741

NOTICE FROM SRI LANKA TOURISM PROMOTION BUREAU

Sri Lanka Tourism is deeply shocked and saddened by the Easter attacks that took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosions we deployed our trained emergency response teams and have representatives in hospitals, affected hotels and the airport to assist tourists in any way possible including hotel transfers, airline bookings, airport transfer, itinerary changes, hospital treatment, contacting their loved ones and reuniting missing family members through their respective missions.

We wish to inform the loved ones of those injured, deceased or missing that wish to travel to Sri Lanka that our teams are in place and will facilitate the local hospitality upon their arrivals at the airport.

Please contact Ms. Madubhani Perem, Director/Marketing +94 773986553 (madu(at)srilanka.travel) or Mr. Viranga Bandara,  Assistant Director + 94 772907275 (viranga(at)srilanka.travel ) of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau for assistance in this regard.

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING

The Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has declared 23 April 2019 as the "National Day of Mourning" to remember and respect the victims of the explosions took place in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019.

A book of Condolences is opened at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Weyringergasse, 33 (4th Floor), 1040, Vienna on the following days and time:

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 from 1300 hrs - 1600hrs
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Thursday, 25 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Friday, 26 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1300 hrs and 1500hrs - 1700 hrs
Saturday, 27 April 2019 from 1000 hrs - 1200 hrs and 1300hrs - 1700 hrs

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka
Vienna, Austria

President condemns dastardly attack and calls for restraint and patience Orders swift investigations to find culprits behind conspiracy

President Maithripla Sirisena expressed his, shock, deep pain and dismay over the brutal attacks on places of religious worship and other civilian establishments.

He said that that he has instructed all law enforcement agencies and defence services to take every possible step to maintain law and order and conduct speedy investigations into the dastardly attack and bring the culprits and those who were behind this conspiracy to book.

“I have given instructions to take very stern action against the persons who are responsible for this conspiracy,” the President said and added that all required steps have been taken to fulfill the responsibilities as a government.

President Sirisena appealed to the nation to act with utmost restraint and patience, and not to be misled by baseless rumours and false stories. He also urged the people to extend unstinted support and cooperation to the government for the steps taken at this trying occasion.

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