A series of blasts shocked two cities of Srilanka, including its capital; Columbo. These blasts were carried out by suicide attackers. Their main targets were tourists in Hotels and worshippers in churches. A foreign intelligence agency informed Srilinkan Government about possible attacks. The Sri lankan PM in his speech confirmed that the government failed to take adequate measures even though they were tipped off. According to sources on the ground, uptil now, coordinated attacks killed more than 250 people and wounded more than 450 people which include people of Indians, Turkish, American and Pakistanis origins.
No group has so far taken the responsibility of gruesome attack. Government officials have requested its people to not to spread false and unverified news.Attack on churches mostly killed people who were offering their Easter prayers. Three luxury hotels in the Heart of Colombo were targeted containing many foreign nationals. These coordinated attacks created havoc in the country and worldwide.
Sri Lanka’s minister of defense Ruwan Wijewardene said in a press conference: “We believe that all the culprits who have been involved in this unfortunate terrorist incident will be taken into custody as soon as possible. They have been identified, and they will be taken into custody as soon as possible.”He later confirmed seven people have been arrested over the string of deadly blasts.
People all over the world are condemning this barbaric attack, strict measures must be taken to prevent such bloodbaths in future.