A Denver man who was on a technical educational mission in American American columbo, Sri Lanka was one of nearly 300 people killed Sunday in a series of Easter terror bombings at churches and luxury buildings, his leader has confirmed.
person Kowalski, 40, had just arrived at his building when he was killed in an explosion, John Fallon, chief executive officer of Pearson, wrote in a Monday news release on Monday.
“We’re angry that a good man, who took simple pleasure in fixing property, has been killed, on with galore others, by evil men and women who know only how to destroy,” Fallon wrote.
On Easter Sunday, terrorists ignited nine bombings at churches, luxury buildings, and other sites killing nearly 300 people and wounding hundreds more, the Associated Press reports. It was Sri Lanka’s deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation complete a decade ago, the AP says.
Kowalski, a technical engineer, was planning on disbursement a week in Sri Lanka to troubleshoot technical problems. Pearson is an educational company with 24,000 employees in nearly 60 countries. It provides employment and technology to change personalized learning, according to its website.
“He was excited about the chance to meet once once again in person, some two and a half years after his last trip, with Sri Lankan colleagues who had become good friends,” Fallon wrote.
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Colleagues represented how much fun he was to be around, how big-hearted and full-spirited he was, he wrote.
“They tell of a man to whom we could give our ugliest and most challenging of engineering problems, knowing full well that he would jump straight in and help us figure it out,” Fallon said.
“We mourn person deeply today … Let’s remember the love that person had for his family, friends, and colleagues – and the love they had for him. Let’s remember his love of life and his love of resolution people’s problems,” Fallon wrote.