【A-PAD Sri Lanka】Terrorist Bombing – Emergency Support Begun
April 23, 2019 – Colombo, Sri Lanka. On April 21, there were several terrorist attacks made on churches and hotels in three cities including Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city, killing more than 300 people. The number of injured people grew to over 500 and people were still in hospitals and shelters many days after the disaster.
As of April 23, due to the risk of further terrorist attacks, Sri Lankan authorities have issued a curfew set at 8PM to 4AM in Colombo.
A-PAD Sri Lanka has began supporting victims and their families. At a local hospital, A-PAD Sri Lanka is engaged in distributing relief supplies such as health and hygiene packages as supplies are running short due to the overwhelming number of injured people. A-PAD Sri Lanka is also planning to provide mental care support for the victims and their families while we continue to assess other needs.
A-PAD Sri Lanka’s local partners, including Sri Lanka’s largest supermarket chain, Cargills, the government, and the media have worked together on emergency relief activities during times of drought, floods, and landslides. This will be the first support activity for terrorism, and we will utilize our network to best serve the victims’ needs.
The A-PAD Alliance will also provide support to A-PAD Sri Lanka and updates will be continually updated on our website.
This terrorist attack has had a shocking impact on the peace that Sri Lankans had carefully crafted since the end of the civil war ten years ago. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.