The Solidarity Center is sickened and saddened by the senseless bombings that killed and injured hundreds of people Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The organization, which works throughout the country and the world with workers across ethnic and religious lines, deplores the use of violence and offers its deepest condolences to the victims’ families and friends, and to the Sri Lankan people.
Solidarity Center staff and families in country are accounted for and safe, as are those of its partners.
“The mass murder of workers and people going about their day is despicable,” says Alonzo Suson, Solidarity Center Sri Lanka country program director.
Tim Ryan, Solidarity Center Asia regional program director, served as Sri Lanka program director in the 1990s and has a longstanding appreciation for the island and its people:
“Our organization stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka in this difficult time,” he says. “And we all hope for the speedy recovery of the more than 500 people who were injured.”