ISTSS Statement on Sri Lanka Bombings
April 25, 2019
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) strongly condemns all acts of hate-based violence and terrorism such as the series of bombings at churches and hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. ISTSS sends a deeply felt message of compassion to all of the affected families, and the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. As professionals dedicated to preventing and healing such catastrophic traumas, ISTSS stands with all who are working to protect every community and all groups from hate-based violence and who assist survivors and affected families and communities to grieve their tragic losses and recover from the terrible physical and psychological wounds.