(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The deadly terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, in which more than 250 people were killed, sent shockwaves across the globe. Jacqueline Fernandez was also devastated by the bombings in her home country.
In an emotional video shared on her Instagram account, the actress explained that she “needed some time” to completely grasp everything that she was feeling about the horrific blasts.
“So, I am making this video to share my thoughts on what happened last week in Sri Lanka. To be honest, I needed some time to fully comprehend what I was feeling and to fully comprehend what had happened. it was very difficult for me to understand why so many innocent lives had to be taken many of which were children,” she said in the clip.
Jacqueline urged her fans and followers to unite and stand with the victims. “Terrorist attacks like these are unfortunately very unpredictable. They also seem to be completely out of our control and there seems to be very little that we can do about them. I do believe however that we can do one thing, we can unite and we can support a nation that has suffered tremendously in the past week,” she said.
“I have teamed up with an organization called Trail. Trail is currently helping all the victims of last week’s tragedy, rebuild our lives. So I would like to take this opportunity to ask all of you to please join me in uniting as one and helping these victims rebuild their lives. Let’s put aside nationality, caste, ethnicity, and religion and come together as one,” she added.
Jacqueline also requested everyone to “not give up on humanity”. “I’d also like to say let’s not give up on humanity, let’s not allow fear and anger to dictate how we react and how we feel and what we are thinking. Sri Lanka, please stay strong, stay positive and more importantly, please stay united,” she said.