The havoc on easter in sri lanka-138 killed,400 injured
When the whole world was rejoicing and celebrating Easter, Sri Lanka faced an extremely heart aching incident of bombing took place in 3 churches at 8.45am on 21st April. Totally 6 blasts have been recorded in the country out of which 3 were in high-end five-star hotels and one was in the church of Colombo and other two were outside the capital. At least 23 people were killed in Colombo, the Sri Lankan news media said, while 25 were killed at a church in the eastern city of Batticaloa.
The other two churches where the bomb blasts were targeted were St. Anthony’s Shrine, a Catholic church in Colombo, and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a city about 20 miles north of the capital. Social media is flooded with the blood in churches all over this country.
The total injured people are 400 and almost 138 people have faced death on Easter. How cruel could the terrorists be to take the lives of the people while they were in mass on Easter? Police officials added that at least nine foreigners were killed in the blasts, they never knew that traveling in this country could never bring them back to their homes.
There has been coordination which has been traced and so the prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who condemned the “cowardly attacks”, has called for an emergency security council meeting to review the attacks. Overall every from the president to the finance minister came up with the incident as well coordinated to create mayhem, murders, and anarchy.
The damage was seen at luxury hotels including the Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand. Bloomberg reported that police and emergency vehicles have blocked the entrance to the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, where there’s visible damage, including shattered windows, above the main entrance where a cafe is located.
At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo’s Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister’s official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel official told AFP.
Our heartfelt condolences to all those who lost the lives on the festival day, and the families that have been shattered to the core.