The Sri Lankan authorities on Sunday ordered a nationwide curfew after a string of blasts, largely throughout the capital Colombo, leftover 160 people lifeless and nearly 400 people injured.
Besides Colombo, deadly blasts moreover occurred throughout the Sri Lankan cities of Negombo and Batticaloa on Sunday morning.
According to the knowledge firm ANI, the curfew was ordered by the Sri Lankan Defence Minister.
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
A curfew has been declared all through the nation from 6 PM (Sunday) to 6 AM (Monday).
The Presidential Secretary has moreover launched authorities’ holidays on Monday (April 22) and Tuesday (April 23).
Among completely different measures, the Sri Lankan authorities have imposed a ‘short-term’ ban on social media after the blasts.
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2019
Hours after a number of explosions rocked the Sri Lankan capital, two further blasts on Sunday hit Colombo, the native media reported. While one occurred within the Dehiwala space, one different occurred within the Dematagoda space throughout the nationwide capital. The first suspect has been arrested in Dehiwala area, talked about tales.
At least two people are feared lifeless and a number of other others injured throughout the blast that occurred within the Dehiwala space.
According to onlanka.com, one blast occurred at a reception hall near Dehiwala’s Zoological Garden. The injured are at current being transferred to hospitals.
The explosions occurred inside three church buildings and three five-star motels, ripping the peace that the nation has liked after a few years of ethnic violence.
A set of explosions occurred in a church in Batticaloa, St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade (Colombo), and St.Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya. Plenty of Catholics have been throughout the church buildings for Easter celebrations. These explosions have been adopted by a blast on the third floor of Colombo’s Shangri La Hotel and throughout the premises of Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotel.
Many world leaders, along with PM Narendra Modi, have condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka that killed better than 160 people on Sunday, along with dozens of foreigners – with British, Dutch, and American residents believed to be amongst them.
PM Modi strongly condemned the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka. ”There isn’t any place for such barbarism in our space. India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka. My concepts are with the bereaved households and prayers with the injured,” PM talked about in his message to the federal government of Sri Lanka.
British Prime Minister Theresa May described the assaults as “truly appalling”.
“The acts of violence against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka are truly appalling, and my deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected at this tragic time,” she tweeted.
“We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practice their faith in fear,” May tweeted.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte talked about, “Terrible reports from Sri Lanka about bloody attacks on hotels and churches on this Easter Sunday.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison talked about Australia was contemplating of those killed in a “horrific terrorist attack”.
“To the beautiful people of Sri Lanka, Australia sends its heartfelt sympathies and our prayers and our support — and our offer to do whatever we can to support you in this terrible time of need,” he talked about in a press launch.
“At this time as Easter Sunday draws to a conclusion here in Australia, our heart goes out to those Christians and all of those other innocents who have been slaughtered today in this horrific terrorist attack.”