Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe Condemns Easter Sunday Serial Blasts, Appeals To People To 'Remain United And Strong'
Sri Lankan PM Condemns Serial Blasts (Photo Credits: File Image)

Colombo, April 21: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe 'strongly condemned' the terror attacks in the country on Sunday. Reacting to the six serial blasts that hit three churches and three five-star hotels during the Easter Sunday Mass in the morning hours, Wickremesinghe appealed to Sri Lankans to remain united and not spread unverified reports and speculation. The serial blasts across Sri Lanka on April 21 left at least 129 dead while over 400 people were injured. Click here for Live updates on Sri Lanka serial blasts.

"I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation," Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe tweeted. Serial Blasts In Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, Churches And Hotels Hit; Nearly 129 People Dead, Over 400 Injured.

Sri Lankan PM's tweet

According to reports, two out of the six blasts were said to have been carried out by suicide bombers. Reports say that the explosions at Shangri La Hotel and Zion church were suicide attacks. No terror outfit has taken responsibility for the attacks so far.

The blasts were reported from - Kochikade Church, Katuwapitiya Church, Shangri La hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Kingsbury hotel, and a church in Batticaloa.