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Markham holding vigil April 25 for victims of Sri Lankan Easter tragedy
April 25, 2019
Tim Kelly

The City of Markham is holding a vigil Thursday evening to honour the victims of Easter Sunday’s tragedy that killed hundreds in Sri Lanka.

The inter-faith vigil will take place at the Aaniin Community Centre and Library, 5665 14th Avenue, at 7 p.m

“On Easter Sunday, while many of us were spending time with family and friends, tragedy struck in Sri Lanka,” said Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

“The world watched in horror as sadness filled our hearts. By coming together as one united community, we can show our support and stand in solidarity against violent and hateful acts. We remember the victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this unimaginable tragedy.”

A book of condolences to honour the more than 350 lives lost in the terror attacks in Sri Lanka will be available for the public to sign at the Markham Civic Centre this week.

The City of Markham signed an agreement of friending with Mullaitvu, Northern Province, Sri Lanka in January 2017.