Sri Lanka Easter Attacks Remembered at Rolls Royce 


On April 30th 2019, the Rolls-Royce Multi-Faith Network (MFN) co-ordinated a minute's silence at 12:45pm in remembrance of the atrocities in Sri Lanka.

There was a gathering beside the statue of Sir Henry Royce at 12:30pm. Shakeel Aslam (MFN co-chair) started the reflection period together with Warrick Matthews (one of Rolls' Executive Vice-Presidents). Andy Smith (MFN co-chair) spoke on behalf of the Christian Fellowship and also gave some personal reflections having been in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday in 2018. Sarah Evans, Rolls-Royce chaplain, led the prayers for the victims.

There was an opportunity for further reflections before 12:45pm and several people spoke including a Muslim gentleman from Sri Lanka.

The event was attended by over 35 people of all faiths and/or having association with Sri Lanka. Attendance included several senior members of Rolls-Royce.  Some pictures can be seen below.

190430f Group Photo

Rolls Royce staff gather to remember the atrocities in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday 2019


190430a Shak Sarah Me
 

Shakeel Aslam (MFN Co-chair), Sarah Evans (Rolls Royce chaplain) and Andy Smith (MFN Co-Chair and Christian Fellowship leader) share thoughts


190430b Remembrance Sir Henry

Remembrance at Sir Henry Royce's statue


190430c Shak Opening Thoughts

Shakeel Aslam (MFN Co-chair) shares some thoughts


190430d My Personal Reflection

Andy Smith - A Personal Reflection


190430e Warrick Matthews Refle

Warwick Matthews giving a reflection