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Following the series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday April 21, as a tribute to the victims of the attack, the Eiffel Tower in Paris went dark at midnight. The authorities switched off the lights of the Eiffel Tower to pay their tribute to all those who lost their lives in the blasts. They expressed their solidarity with the Sri Lankan people and Government of Sri Lanka.
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 Shangri La, the Cinnamon Grand, and the Kingsbury were targeted, as per reports. There were two more blasts in Dematagoda and Dehiwala in the day.
French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attacks and said that France stands with the loved ones of the victims of the horrible terrorist attack.
Sri Lankan police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said that the first blast occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena also chaired a high-level security meeting.
India has also condemned the attacks and reiterated its strong commitment to end terrorism.