Prayer vigil for Sri Lanka to be held in Surrey Monday evening

Apr 22 2019, 11:52 pm

A prayer vigil is being held in Surrey’s Holland Park on Monday evening to honour the victims of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka.

As of Monday morning, the death toll for the horrific attacks reached up to 290, with 500 people reported injured so far, according to BBC.

Almost 40 foreigners are reported to be among the victims. No Canadians have been identified as victims.

The Government of Canada has since issued a travel advisory  to Canadians abroad to exercise a “high degree of caution” given the current security situation in Sri Lanka.

According to Statistics Canada, as of 2016, 150,000 people of Sri Lankan or mixed Sri Lankan descent live in Canada.

The #UnitedforSriLanka vigil, organized via Facebook, will take place at Surrey’s Holland Park on Monday April 22, at 6:30 pm. Attendees are invited to bring candles, flowers, or Sri Lankan flags to the park to honour the victims and pray for those affected.

#UnitedforSriLanka Vigil

When: Monday, April 22

Time: Starting at 6:30 pm

Where: Holland Park, Surrey

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