MORRISTOWN, NJ - A peace walk and prayer service took place in Boonton on April 28 in support of the victims of the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Over 290 people were killed and over 500 people were reported injured following nine bombings of churches and hotels throughout Sri lanka.
Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijerwardena labeled the attacks as terrorist attacks by religious extremists, and 13 suspects have been arrested at this time.
Organized by the Morris County Islamic Centers and Different Faiths One Family Interfaith Organization, local law enforcement, community leaders and representatives of various religions participated in a peace walk and prayer service at the Jam e Masjid Islamic Center in Boonton.
“Acts of senseless violence against individuals based upon their religion, race, ethnic group, or gender are not to be tolerated. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office sends our thoughts and prayers to all those in Sri Lanka affected by this horrific tragedy” said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.