Mumbai, April 22: The serial blasts that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has been condemned globally, with prominent voices near and far echoing their grief and sorrow at the bomb blasts that killed scores of innocents.
Former US President Barack Obama has called the Easter Sunday attacks that rocked Sri Lanka an “attack on humanity." Obama expressed his condemnation on his Twitter handle, saying "we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka." Read: Donald Trump Condemns Sri Lanka Blasts, But Makes Huge Error
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
Real Madrid players observed a minute’s silence at the Bernabeu stadium as a mark of remembrance for the victims of the serial blasts in Sri Lanka prior to their home game against Athletic Bilbao.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 21, 2019
The Eiffel Tower in Paris switched off its light and went dark on Sunday night in honour of the victims of the Sri Lanka terror attacks. "Tonight, from 12:00 am, I will turn my lights off to pay tribute to the victims of the Sri Lanka attacks" the Eiffel Tower management said on the official Twitter handle.
Ce soir, je m'éteindrai dès 00h00 pour rendre hommage aux victimes des attentats du Sri Lanka🇱🇰
— La tour Eiffel (@LaTourEiffel) April 21, 2019
The Eiffel Tower has previously switched off its lights to mark other terrorist attacks – it went dark in May 2017 after a blast at an Ariana Grande concert in UK killed 22 people; in January 2015, to honour those who were killed in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satire magazine; and in November 2015, to pay a tribute to those who died in terror attacks at six locations in Paris.