Sachitra Mahendra, Daily News, 20 March 2019, March 20, 2019, “A Talk at the Seminar on Buddhist and Gandhara Civilisation: The Cultural Nexus between Pakistan and Sri Lanka”
Among those reeling from the attacks were Cashmere High School students whose peers Sayyad Milne and Hamza Mustafa were killed at their local mosque during peaceful prayer time. Sayyad was half way through year 10 at the school, where he was remembered for his kindness. Hamza was finishing year 12 and had dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Pounding their chests, stamping their feet and chanting, Cashmere students broke out into an impromptu haka on Monday. Dozens of other children quickly joined in to support them, in a passionate display of community at the vigil that attracted thousands of tearful mourners.