The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs The Rt Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on Wednesday 24 April 2019 to offer condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka following the tragic terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs was received by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK Manisha Gunasekera. Following the signing the Book of Condolence, the Secretary of State conveyed his deepest condolences on behalf of the UK Government to the Government of Sri Lanka led by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan people, and especially the families of the victims. High Commissioner Gunasekera extended her deep appreciation to Foreign Secretary Hunt for the strong support being extended by the UK Government including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the aftermath of this tragedy.
Vigil by the British Sri Lankan Community in the UK following the Tragic Easter Sunday Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka
The British Sri Lankan Community in the UK organized a candlelight vigil in front of the Sri Lanka High Commission premises on 22nd April 2019 in commemoration of victims of the tragic Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK Manisha Gunasekera and staff also participated in the vigil. A prayer ceremony was conducted by Rev Father Sudham Perera, Chaplain of the Sri Lankan Catholic Sinhala Speaking Community on this occasion.
Secretary General of the Commonwealth The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in London on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to offer condolences following the tragic terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.