Following the terrible events in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Easter Sunday, Interfaith Wolverhampton will be holding a service of remembrance in St Peter’s Square outside the Civic Centre tomorrow (Wednesday 1 May).

Members of Interfaith will join the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Phil Page for the service, beginning at 11.30am, below the lowered Union Jack and City flags, which will include a two-minute silence.

People are urged to join service to remember the victims and show solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. Please assemble on the piazza by 11.30am. There will also be a book of condolence on the ground floor of the Civic Centre.

On Easter Sunday, three Christian churches across Sri Lanka and 3 luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Over 250 people were killed, including at least 42 British and other foreign nationals.

Parveen Brigue, Chair of Interfaith Wolverhampton, said: "Atrocities such as the Easter Sunday massacre of innocent people and children in Sri Lanka represent yet another black spot on humanity. 

"We at Interfaith in Wolverhampton have a long tradition of bringing people of all faiths and non-together to create understanding, tolerance and respect. This represents the will of the British people and also the people of Sri Lanka and every other decent minded nation on earth. 

“We join our voice with others in the outright condemnation of this latest act of genocide. If you can please support our peaceful act of solidarity tomorrow."

Interfaith Wolverhampton promotes dialogue, understanding and community cohesion between people of different faiths and cultures. Please visit Interfaith Wolverhampton to find out more.