We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka that have killed more than 200 people and left hundreds more injured.
There is no doubt that these attacks are the work of cowardly and despicable criminals who want to sow conflict and tear the world apart with any regard for innocent people.
These attacks are another reason why we must always stand together and stand firm against all forms of violent extremism, whether they occur a half a world away or here at home.
We at OPSEU have set an example of how unity can be achieved and we continue to better ourselves by constantly making an effort to understand each other and respect our differences.
We must speak loudly and forcefully against the kind of extremism that is behind the bloodshed in Sri Lanka.
Terrorists who attack innocent people during worship can’t be allowed to triumph and we are certain that the majority of us in the world who believe in tolerance and respect will never let them.
Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of Sri Lanka.
President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida