April 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 69 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
CONDEMNING ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(House of Representatives - April 29, 2019)
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[Pages H3287-H3288] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONDEMNING ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA (Mr. WILSON of South Carolina asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, on Easter Sunday, at least 253 innocents were brutally murdered in Sri Lanka as a result of coordinated attacks targeting hotels and Christian churches. There were four American fatalities. The tragic Easter Sunday bombings are one of the worst terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001. At least seven suicide bombers hit multiple targets, including St. Anthony's Shrine, within a short period of time of each other. The attack was clearly planned in advance, as at least nine sites were targeted. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and a safe house of ISIS was raided by authorities on Friday. The American people stand steadfast beside the people of Sri Lanka in [[Page H3288]] mourning and solidarity. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, and we vow to never let the people of Sri Lanka or any country stand alone before the scourge of terrorism. In conclusion, God bless our troops, and we will never forget September the 11th in the global war on terrorism. ____________________