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University statement on the tragedy in Sri Lanka

A wave of bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday left nearly 300 people dead and another 500 injured — an act of global terrorism that reverberates across the world, to our campuses in Evanston and Chicago.

The global Northwestern community joins the citizens of Sri Lanka in grieving this tragedy. And we stand beside those members of our community who call Sri Lanka home.

We encourage members of the Northwestern community who need help at this time to use all available University resources, including:

In cases such as this, so many of us feel powerless to make a difference for the better. But there are many ways in which we can work together to do so. We urge you to join with others at Northwestern in contributing to organizations committed to relieving the suffering in Sri Lanka.

Though this tragedy came on Easter morning, let us remember that the enduring and universal message of Easter is that the last word shall go to the forces of goodness, love and peace. And may we all in our own way work toward such a world.

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