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Council hosts condolence book in wake of Sri Lanka tragedy

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In the wake of the tragic events that occurred in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the Mayor and Councillors are inviting members of the community to show their support and sign a special book of condolence.

The condolence book was introduced at last night’s Council meeting where Councillors and meeting attendees had the opportunity to sign the book as a mark of respect; it followed a minute’s silence to honor the victims of the attack, as well as their families. 

It will be available for the general public to sign from Wednesday 8 May until Wednesday 15 May 2019, after which it will be sent to the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Australia.  

City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon briefly spoke of the tragedy at Tuesday night’s meeting.

“The City of Casey would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the recent tragic events in Sri Lanka, which killed at least 290 people and injured hundreds more,” she said.  

“The event has left many of us at a loss for words and rocked with emotion.

“We at the City of Casey would like to convey our thoughts and prayers to those within our community and across the world, who have been affected by this heartache.

“We would also like to recognise Casey community members who have been directly affected by this disaster and offer our support as you come to terms with what has happened.”

To sign the condolence book, visit Council’s Customer Service Centre at Bunjil Place, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday until Wednesday 15 May.