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Multiple Blasts In Sri Lanka During Easter Sunday Service In Colombo, Sri Lanka. LIVE UPDATES Here

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Published:
Blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, as worshippers attended Easter services in Colombo
Update at 9:01 AM:
1 month ago

Police have arrested 24 suspects till now in connection with attacks on churches and hotels: Sri Lankan media (April 22)

Update at 9:00 AM:
1 month ago

Death toll from attacks on Sri Lankan churches and hotels rise to 290, about 500 wounded - police spokesman: Reuters (April 22)

 

Update at 9:07 pm
1 month ago

PM Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that eight people have been arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts.

Update at 8:10 PM
1 month ago

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj notified about the passing of three Indian nationals in the series of blasts. 

 

 

Update at 19:29
1 month ago

A total of 32 foreigners from Belgium, China, India the US & UK reported killed in today's explosions in Colombo - Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism

Update at 05:55 pm
1 month ago

 

Update at 5:24 PM
1 month ago

Reports claim, that seven suspects have been arrested in connection with the Sri Lanka serial blasts.

Update at 5:19 PM
1 month ago

As per PTI reports, Security has been stepped up at churches in Goa after Sri Lanka blasts.

Update at 4:32 PM
1 month ago

Former President of India has shared his condolences on the serial balsts.

 

1 month ago

3  suspects arrested in Sri Lanka in connection to the blasts, as per reports and 3 cops were killed in the Dematagoda blast.

Update at 4:11 PM
1 month ago

AFP reports that 3 were killed in the eighth blast at  Dematagoda.

 

Update at 4:01 PM
1 month ago

Pope stands with victims of 'such cruel violence' in Sri Lanka, as per report from AFP

Update at 3:39 PM
1 month ago

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 and has offered his condolences, while extending his support to the nation.' 

Update at 3:32 PM
1 month ago

Global leaders have expressed their condolences on the serial blasts.

British PM Theresa May tweeted:

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka as "cruel and cynical." as per AP reports

Update at 3:30 PM
1 month ago

AFP reports: Sri Lanka imposes 'temporary' social media ban after blasts.

 

Update at 3:10 PM
1 month ago

Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution of Sri Lanka Harsha de Silva has shared details about the curfew imposed currently in the country.

 

Update at 3:06 PM
1 month ago

Sri Lanka Defence Minister orders night curfew after blasts, as reported by ANI.

 

Update at 2:51 PM
1 month ago

AFP reports that Eighth blast has hit Sri Lankan capital in the suburb of Dematagoda.

SriLanka government declares curfew with immediate effect, is unclear on when it will be lifted, as per Reuters.

Update at 2:43 PM
1 month ago

Another blast has occurred in  Sri Lanka, 2 reported dead: AFP

 

Update at 1:59 PM
1 month ago

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the blasts and shared a special message expressing his condolences to all those affected and families 

(Blasts have occurred in several places on the island. I express my condolences to all those affected and families and to condemn this attack with disgust.)

Update at 1:57 PM
1 month ago

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has shared his thoughts and prayers while condemning the blasts. He also warned to not spread false reports regarding the blasts.

 

Update at 1:25 PM
1 month ago

As per AFP reports,

Toll in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 156, including 35 foreigners.

Update at 1:08 PM
1 month ago

According to PTI, death count rises.

140 killed, over 400 injured as blasts hit three churches, three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka

Update at 12:48 PM
1 month ago

As per local reports in Sri Lanka, a high-level meeting convened by Srilankan PM  Ranil Wickremesinghe has commenced. The Prime Minister is likely to address the media soon after.

Update at 12:41 PM
1 month ago

Official count as per PTI:

129 killed, over 400 injured as six blasts hit three churches, three five-star hotels in Sri Lanka in one of the deadliest blasts in the island nation's history, officials said.

Update at 12:23 PM
1 month ago

129 dead in multiple blasts in Sri Lanka: officials, according to PTI

Update at 12:13 PM
1 month ago

As per AFP reports, Sri Lanka police chief warned of possible suicide attacks before Sunday blasts.

Update at 11:36 AM
1 month ago

Following the six blasts, Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickramasinghe is reported to the chair a high-level security meeting shortly. The death toll has risen to 52.

Update at 11:13 AM
1 month ago

As per PTI reports, with an increase in the death toll, 49 people are reported dead in the multiple blasts in Sri Lanka: Local media

Update at 11:04 AM
1 month ago

The Indian High Commission in Colombo has announced helpline numbers tweeting:

They have also tweeted additional numbers in case of assistance:

 

Update at 10:54 AM
1 month ago

More than 25 people reported dead and 280 injured following several explosions in Colombo. 

Update at 10:48 AM
1 month ago

Six near simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, injuring nearly 300 people, officials and police said.

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 - were targeted, police said.
Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels, the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kingsbury.

The Colombo National Hospital spokesperson, Dr. Samindi Samarakoon, said at last 280 people have been admitted with injuries

Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj has tweeted that she is in constant contact with Colombo's Indian High Commission.

 

Update at 10:40 AM
1 month ago

The blasts hit three high-end hotels and one church in Colombo, while two additional churches are targeted outside the capital, as per police reports.

Multiple blasts hit churches and hotels in Sri Lanka; Over 100 injured, according to PTI.

Update at 10:28 AM
1 month ago

SriLanka Police Spokesperson urges the public not to gather at blast sites,outside Shagri La, Cinnamon Grand as well as outside the National Hospitals where the injured are being rushed to and to stay indoors, amid multiple explosions targeting Churches and five star hotels

Update at 10:17
1 month ago

 Blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, as worshippers attended Easter services in Colombo, police said.

 At least 80 people were injured and admitted to the Colombo National Hospital

The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.

One of the blasts hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade of the capital, Colombo.

"A bomb attack to our church, please come and help," read a Facebook post from St Sebasitian's Church at Katuwapitiutya, in the Western coastal town of Negombo.

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