The South Australian governor has delivered a message of unity and sympathy to the local Sri Lankan community after the Easter Sunday terror attacks which killed more than 350 people.
Governor Hieu Van Le invited representatives of Sri Lankan community groups to an afternoon tea at Government House in Adelaide on Wednesday.
"At this very sad time I think they need to know that we are standing with them, they need to know that we feel the grief and the pain they are feeling," he told reporters after the gathering.
"This is what community is all about - this is an inclusive community."
Sri Lankan police say nine suicide bombers carried out a series of coordinated blasts in churches and hotels, killing at least 359 people and injuring about 500.
Nazli Farook, president of the Australia-Sri Lanka Association, said the community was in shock but grateful for the outpouring of support over the last few days.
"It gives us a lot of support and strength that we are not alone in this calamity that we are facing right now," he said.
"We feel assured from the governor and all our friends here in South Australia who have come out and said so much and volunteered to help us in any way possible."
Earlier this week, Labor Senator Penny Wong also met with members of the Sri Lankan community to express sympathy and offer support over the attacks.
Australian Associated Press