In the wake of six simultaneous blasts hitting three churches and three five star hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issued a statement on Twitter showing support to the people of the country.
Wickremesinghe called upon Sri Lankans asking them to stay united and strong at this tragic time, further declaring to avoid spreading misinformation pertaining the blasts.
He also informed in his tweet that the government is taking immediate steps to contain the crisis.
Here’s what the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka tweeted:
With nearly 129 killed and 400 injured, as informed by the officials, the attacks were targeted at 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. Three explosions were reported from the five-star hotels, the Shangrila, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kingsbury.
Dr. Samindi Samarakoon, a spokesperson from the Colombo National Hospital said that at least 280 people have been admitted with serious injuries.
India’s Union Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj also took to twitter saying that she is in constant contact with Colombo's Indian High Commission.
Following her tweet, the Indian High Commission in Colombo announced emergency helpline numbers.