Petrol bomb attack reported on a mosque in Ismilepura, Uddappuwa, Chillaw in Sri Lanka. No one was injured in the attack.
Three Indians killed in the terror attack, confirms Sushma Swaraj.
The death toll rose to 207 in the serial blasts that rocked Sri Lanka today. Amongst the dead were 5 foreigners.
Kamal Hassan on Sri Lanka serial blasts: Violence can never be the final solution to human disagreements. Ironic that the island that spawned the word serendipity is not able to find it. My deepest sympathies to those affected by the bombs in Srilanka. The government should be impartial and swift in rendering Justice.
According to some reports, the eighth blast was a suicide bomb which killed three police officials.
According to some media reports, four suspects linked with serial blasts have been arrested after the eighth explosion in Dematagoda.
According to some Sri Lankan media reports, two suspects in connection with serial blasts has been arrested from Dematagoda.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had telephone conversations with President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and conveyed heartfelt condolences on his own behalf and on behalf of all Indians at the loss of over one hundred and fifty innocent lives in today’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
Following Explosions in Colombo and Batticaloa, British Embassy has Issued Helpline Numbers. British citizens in need of assistance or help can call the following number- 020 7008 1500.
Colombo, April 21: The island country Sri Lanka was rocked by multiple explosions on Sunday. The explosions were reported from the capital city Colombo during the Easter Sunday Mass. The blasts have also reported in different parts of the country. According to reports, six blasts have occurred so far, three of which were in Churches while the other three were in hotels. Serial Blasts In Sri Lanka, Churches Hit During Easter Mass.
Kochikade Church, Katuwapitiya Church, Shangri La 5-star hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Kingsbury Hotel, and A church in Batticaloa have been targeted in the serial blasts. Casualties have been reported but the number is not yet confirmed.
The photos circulating in social media shows a disoriented Easter Sunday gathering at St Anthony's church and rubble from tiles of the roof scattered over the floor. According to intelligence reports, ISI is behind the serial attack.