The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, condemned the bomb blasts that happened in Sri Lanka in which more than 150 people were killed and more than 400 people attained life-threatening injuries. A string of 6 bomb blasts happened in 5-star hotels and churches in the country as they were celebrating Easter Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.”
Strongly condemn the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. There is no place for such barbarism in our region. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 21, 2019
Prime Minister Modi has also offered help to Sri Lanka and is currently trying to ensure the country’s security.
The blast happened at a couple of hotels and churches in the country, Americans, Dutch, and British citizens were also killed in the bomb blasts.
Images of the bomb blasts have surfed several social media platforms, even news media outlets have shown the extensive damage the bomb blasts did to one of the churches that were targeted.
Sushma Swaraj, the Foreign Minister, said that she is “In Constant touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo, Sri Lanka.”
She added, “We are keeping a close watch on the situation.”
The Indian High Commission in Colombo has released the helpline numbers for Indian Citizens that are in need of information about the incident and assistance.
Here are the helpline numbers:
More updates are to be released once official numbers and details are released about the incident.