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'In a state of shock and horror': Sri Lankans living in Milwaukee area react to Easter Sunday bombings

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- People from Sri Lanka living in Milwaukee described the bombings in that country Easter Sunday morning as "shocking."

"As a person who contributed to peace building in Sri Lanka, this is heartbreaking," said Chris Rageh, who said he previously worked as the National Director for Sri Lanka Unites, a group created peace among people after years of civil war. 

"It's a shock to all of us as a Sri Lankan community." 

Ruwan Liyanage, who lives in Waukesha, said he was still trying to get in touch with relatives, who he said go to one of the churches that was attacked. 

"Right now, we can't contact them and see which one was impacted and what kind of injuries they have at the moment," he said, "But, as far as I know, many of them are victims."

"One of those churches, I had been there many times," said Bhande Sila, a Buddhist monk. 

"This is very shocking, I can't think about what to do next," said Sila. 

Ajith Wijenayake, who lives in New Berlin, said they have created a Go Fund Me fundraiser to help victims and the churches that were targeted. 

"It's just so sad, it's so sad to see that."



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