Sri Lanka’s business community condemns attacks, urges unity, to stay calm

22 April 2019 - 158   - 0

Sri Lanka’s business community has condemned Sunday’s acts of terror which killed more than 290 people and created havoc at three churches and three luxury hotels, and urged people to be united in this time of grief.

Joining several business chambers who expressed concern on Sunday, the National Chamber of Commerce strongly condemned the attacks on religious locations, and hotels that are connected more with businesses.
“We urge the authorities for a speedy investigation to the matter and have law and order in place without allowing other groups to take advantage of the situation. The entire country should be united at this moment and support the authorities to maintain law and order,” it said.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka also strongly condemned the attacks while extending its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and all those affected. “We stand united with our fellow Sri Lankans and look to our leaders and the authorities concerned to swiftly enforce law and order whilst upholding the principles of democracy and the stability of the nation,” it said.

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), while expressing shock and sadness, said it was confident that the authorities will maintain law and order, investigate and bring these perpetrators before the law. “It is vital at this point that the nation stands united and not be misled by unverified reports/information. We call upon all Sri Lankans to act in a responsible manner and assist the authorities to restore normalcy,” the association said thanking member companies who provided uninterrupted services and support to global clients. - ENDS -


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