Following the multiple blasts which hit Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing 156 (which include 35 foreigners) and injuring over 400 people, reports said that seven suspects were arrested by Sri Lankan Police, in connection to the attacks on the same evening. Reports also said that three cops were killed in eight blasts that occurred Dematagoda.
On Sunday, three churches- St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern town of Batticaloa and three hotels the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kingsbury were targeted, killing 185 people and injuring over 400, as per reports. There were two more blasts in Dematagoda and Dehiwala in the day, as per reports.
Leaders around the world have condemned the horrific attack that occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has chaired a high-level security meeting.
Condemning the attack, the Indian Prime Minister's office has issued a press release stating that 'PM Narendra Modi had telephone conversations with the President and the Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, while extending his support to the nation.' Indian President Ramnath Kovind extended nation's solidarity with to Sri Lanka. In an official press release, the Ministry of External Affairs said reiterated India's commitment to end terror and extended its support to the people and Government of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the blasts and shared a special message expressing his condolences to all those affected and families