Luton mosques were in attendance and spoke at a vigil organised by Luton Council of Faiths at Luton Town Hall following the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

With the death toll reaching more than 250, the world witnessed another tragedy following last month’s horrifying act of terrorism by a right-wing extremist in New Zealand.

Councillor Naseem Ayub, Mayor of Luton, said: “On this day, the people of Luton say to the people of Sri Lanka, we also weep. We share your tears.”

Sujel Miah, of Luton Council of Mosques, added: “During this difficult time, the Muslim community in Luton stands in sorrow and solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. Our prayers and condolences are with the families and friends of all those affected by this violence.”