Wisconsin Alumni Association Reacts to Death of Alumnus in Sri Lanka Bombings

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Dead bodies of victims lie inside St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, April 21, 2019. More than two hundred people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne)

Amongst the death toll in the Sri Lanka bombings was UW-Madison alum Dieter Kowalski.

The Wisconsin Alumni Association sent out a statement regarding this tragic situation: 

“The Wisconsin Alumni Association sends it condolences to the family and friends of UW-Madison alum Dieter Kowalski who died in the Sri Lanka bombings, and all those killed on Sunday. Dieter was a true Badger, living the Wisconsin Idea. He took the knowledge gained at UW-Madison and tried to change the world for the better.”

Four Americans were among the nearly 300 killed in the coordinated attacks on churches and hotels.

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