People have been asking; while we have some extended family in Sri Lanka, much of the family left as refugees after Black July in 1983, and settled in Canada, U.K., and America. Particular gratitude to Canada for its generous immigration policies of the time.
The wedding that Kavi and I attended at a Sri Lankan church last December was for my second cousin; her mother still lives there, and I just checked in — she spoke to her mother recently; Niru Aunty is fine at the moment.
I think it’s unlikely that I have any family directly affected by the attacks, and I’ve managed to check in with most of my local friends, and they’re okay too.
Thank you for your concern; I’ll update as I learn more.