ECCQ extends our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the people of Sri Lanka. We stand in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka, to the people who have lost loved ones, and others who are experiencing trauma following the tragic events carried out on Easter Sunday.
ECCQ Chairperson Alton Budd says “We join others to firmly condemn these heinous and targeted attacks. Such brutal and cruel acts of violence against innocent people during what should have been a moment of happiness, celebration and/or prayer is appalling.
“We reject all forms and acts of extremism. We must stand together – communities in Australia and across the world – to fight extremism and intolerance for religious freedom. We stand for human rights and societies that support cohesive communities in which all people feel safe.
“We mourn the great loss of family and loved ones and we are ready to offer support to our members and communities here in Queensland.”
ECCQ is the peak body for advocacy for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Queensland. We have been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Every year, we help thousands of people from all backgrounds, across all of Queensland. Our focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of CALD communities in Queensland.