There are reports of blasts in several places including Colombo on Easter occasions in Sri Lanka. In the serial blasts in different parts including the church, the Sri Lankan rose in the morning on Sunday morning.
At least 160 people were killed and more than 300 were injured in suicide bombings in luxury hotels and churches at Easter on Sunday in Sri Lanka. However, there were two more blasts in the afternoon, which has increased the number of blasts in Colombo to eight. It means that the number of those killed in the eight bomb blasts so far has increased to 160 and the number of injured is 300 crossed. Since the end of the civil war, it was the biggest bloodshed day. In the serial blasts in different parts including the church, the Sri Lankan rose in the morning on Sunday morning. There are 8 different locations in Sri Lanka. So far 160 people have been killed in separate blasts. More than 300 people have also been injured in these serial blasts. The injured have been taken to the hospital.
This is one of the most horrific attacks in Sri Lanka’s history. Minister of Economic Development and Public Distribution Harsh De Silva said, “Many people including foreigners have been killed.” No one has ever taken responsibility for this attack. In Sri Lanka, the LTTE (LTTE) has carried out many attacks in the east. However, in 2009, the LTTE was eliminated. President Maitripala Sirisena has appealed to people to maintain peace. Sirisena said, “I am shocked by this unexpected event. The security forces have been instructed to take all necessary action.
According to the Sri Lankan police, these blasts have happened in three churches and three hotels and in a guest house. Police said the explosion took place in many posh hotels and a church in the capital, while two other blasts out of the church in Colombo said. In fact, the blast had gathered in those churches for a time when the prayer of Easter. Crowds outside the church. Police said local Smaynusar first explosion morning at 8:45. However, so far no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack.
AFP news agency: Death toll in Srilanka multiple blasts rises to 52. (Visuals from a blast site in Colombo) pic.twitter.com/qYiWxYHjvh
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that I am in constant contact with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation.
EAM Sushma Swaraj on multiple blasts in Srilanka: I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a close watch on the situation. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/vFZm1u8nky
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the explosion took place at the Church during the Easter prayer meeting at 8:45 pm local time. Police said that three churches in the attack – St. Anthony of Colombo, St. Sebastian Church of the West Coast Negombo and a church in Batikloa have been targeted. Three other explosions occurred in Punch Star Hotels-Shangri-La, The Cinamon Grand and The Kingsbury.
Colombo National Hospital spokesman Dr. Samindi Samarkun said that more than 300 people have been admitted to the hospital. A Facebook post made from St. Sebastian Church of Katuvatpuyuya wrote, “Bombs on our cathedral, please come and help.
One minister said that the government of Sri Lanka has convened an emergency meeting. All emergency steps have been taken and soon the official statement will be issued. Harsh D. Silva said, “A horrifying scene, I scattered people’s bodies around here. Emergency force is posted everywhere. ‘
The Indian Embassy in Sri Lanka has also released helpline numbers for Indian nationals. Tweeted on behalf of Indian Embassy, which states that ‘Colombo and Batikloa have reports of explosions. We are keeping an eye on the situation. Indian citizens can contact at these numbers for help or for any information: +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789 Apart from Sri Lanka numbers, you can also contact these Indian numbers: +94777902082 +94772234176
PM Modi condemned
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday that there is no place for vandalism in the area. PM Modi said that India is with the people of this island nation. The Prime Minister tweeted, “I condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such vandalism in our area. ‘ He said that India is in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. PM Modi said we have our condolences to the people of the deceased people and our prayers for the injured.