Archbishop of Canterbury hails Sri Lanka’s resilience after attacks

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who is in Sri Lanka on a brief visit, hailed Sri Lanka’s resilience after the Easter Sunday attacks.

Speaking at a special service held at the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Colombo, the Archbishop of Canterbury noted that people from all faiths were affected by the Easter Sunday attacks.

He called on Sri Lanka to stay united and resist all attempts to create division among communities.

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Sarah Hulton and Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha were among those who attended the service.

After arriving in Sri Lanka yesterday (Thursday), the Archbishop visited St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya and participates at a prayer service together with his Eminence. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith and met families of victims of the Easter Sunday attack.

He also made a courtesy call on the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader later in the day.

The Archbishop later attended a special meeting with Heads of churches and interfaith leaders in Colombo.

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