“Unity of Negombo Citizen “ under the theme of “ Yesterday, Today even Tomorrow, We are United for Humanity “organized an event in order to consult the government to take systematic the actions that they are taking to build peace and reconciliation among the nations, concern the hate speeches and action of some groups which lead to damage the unity of the nations as well as to show people’s opposition for all harms on 31 of May, 2019 at Lenten ground in Negombo.
Number of innocent people died as a result of the bomb blast in the Ester Sunday which was targeted the Catholic churches and hotels in Colombo on 21 of April, 2019. The largest damage was done by the attack to the people in the church in Katuwapitiya, Negombo. A tense situation was created after the attack in Negombo. There was a tendency to happen racial conflicts in the area.
All religious leaders wished the peace, coexisting and reconciliation among the nations as well as they emphasized the important of living people as one nation in one country. They deplored the hate speeches and all actions which have been taken toward damage to the peace. Honorable Vidassi Thero, Mahagalkadawala Punchasara Thero , Father Sathyavel and Sister Rasika, Professor Sumanasiri Liyanage and Herman Kumara, National Convener of National Fisheries Solidarity Movement also participated in the event.
There was a silent march from the starting point to the clock tower and came back to the St. Sebasthiyan statue. It lighted the lamp in the name of peace and reconciliation in order to commemorate the public who died due to the attack.