Prime Minister Gonsalves said the OECS stood in firm solidarity with the Government and people of Sri Lanka as they come to terms with the horror from the series of coordinated bombings of innocent Christian worshippers at Easter masses and of other faiths in nearby hotels.
“We are profoundly saddened by these heinous and indiscriminate attacks which have claimed the lives of both Sri Lankans and non-nationals at a time of hope, peace, and joy.
“To the people of Sri Lanka and other affected nations, we stand with you now and for all days to come.
“The OECS joins all Governments and people of goodwill in thoroughly rejecting these senseless acts of violence and we will continue to work with international authorities to support the global effort to overcome militant terrorism.
“While words can do little to ease the pain and suffering we offer our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
“Let us be heartened that the hope and peace found in our Saviour’s resurrection will prevail over the hatred and malevolence in which these innocent lives were taken,” said Prime Minister Gonsalves.