The Workers’ Party of Ireland has sent the following message of solidarity to the Communist Party and people of Sri Lanka following Sunday’s horrific bombing.

To: Central Committee, Communist Party of Sri-Lanka

Dear comrades,

The Workers Party of Ireland extends its solidarity to the Communist Party and the people of Sri-Lanka and condemns the vicious and murderous attacks in which at least 290 people have been killed and 500 injured. These barbaric attacks by criminal elements may have been designed to incite communal and religious differences in a country which has already suffered greatly from the devastation of war.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who died and our best wishes for a successful recovery to the many injured.

Gerry Grainger

International Secretary

Central Executive Committee

Workers Party of Ireland