Calgary’s Sri Lankan community rallies around family who lost loved one in Easter Sunday blasts

Calgary’s Sri Lankan community rallies around family who lost loved one in Easter Sunday blasts

The scenes of devastation in Sri Lanka are horrific to see, especially for those who grew up in the neighbourhoods that are home to the island country

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The scenes of devastation in Sri Lanka are horrific to see, especially for those who grew up in the neighbourhoods that are home to the island country’s centuries-old churches.Deva Wanigasekera, who was born in Sri Lanka, was devastated by the news. Wanigasekera now lives in Calgary but, like many other Buddhists in Sri Lanka, attended Christian schools.READ MORE: 207 dead in Sri Lanka bombings; no reports of Canadians affected“I have a lot of Christian friends, and it is shocking to me,” Wanigasekera said. “Any destruction of the Christian churches or the Christian people is not at all favourable for Sri Lanka, and I am very sorry about that.”
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