In the wake of the multiple blasts which have hit Sri Lanka killing 156 (which include 35 foreigners) and injuring over 400 people on Sunday, NSA Ajit Doval has asked Indian officials in Sri Lanka for details regarding the six blasts.
Speaking with the Sri Lankan government, he has also expressed solidarity and extended Indian Government's help to it saying that 'India is ready to offer all assistance.'
Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted condemning the horrific blasts, extending India's solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. He also shared his thoughts and prayers with the victims' families and 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," wrote the Prime Minister.
He further wrote in Sinhala, his condemnation against terrorism and extended a feeling of empathy felt by India' to fight against terrorism and bring those responsible for the attack to justice'.
(India strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. India is at the same time with the Sri Lankan government and the people. India should emphasize the need to fight against terrorism and bring those responsible for the attack to justice)
Post the blasts, EAM Sushma Swaraj had extended her help to all Indians in Colombo and shared assistance numbers for Indians in need.
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 129 people and injuring over 400, as per reports.
The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said.
Srilankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe will shortly be addressing the media.