After the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, devotees were targeted again by terrorists, this time in Sri Lanka’s Colombo. Bomb blasts rocked several churches in the city on Easter and even hotels were attacked in a shocking incident that claimed the lives of over 150 while more than 400 injured. Leaders across the world have been condemning the blasts and expressing solidarity with the families of the victims, and several stars from the film industry too were shocked and disturbed with the incidents. Abhishek Bachchan, Tiger Shroff, Malaika Arora and Dia Mirza were among those reacted on the bomb blasts.
Abhishek urged the citizens of India’s neighbouring country to ‘stay strong’ while conveying his prayers to those affected. The actor tweeted, “Stay strong #SriLanka!! Thoughts and prayers.” He also shared the helpline numbers for those want to get in touch with the concerned authorities.
Dia Mirza took to Twitter and wrote that her heart went out to Sri Lanka while sending her prayers to the families who lost their loved ones, “My heart goes out to #Srilanka. Thoughts and prayers for all the families who have lost their loved one’s... #SrilankaBlast.”
Tiger Shroff urged his fans on Instagram stories to pray for the country in the tough time and conveyed his condolences to the affected families.
Malaika Arora lashed out at the inhuman act by asking, “Where’s the human in humanity’ while urging her followers to pray for 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 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.
The first blast 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.