A series of coordinated bombings struck churches during Easter services and high-end hotels on April 21st, killing 207 people and wounding at least 450, in the worst attacks in Sri Lanka with eight explosions in a row, as reported by Al Jazeera.
Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack:
Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 21, 2019
Calling for swift action from authorities and appealing for peace, celebrities from around the world send their prayers to the victims to this heinous act.
Easter is a time of rebirth & joy for Christians – but extremists brought terror & violence to people at churches in #SriLanka today. I am praying for the victims’ families as they mourn. Though we grieve today, terrorists can never take away our faith or love for one another. ??
— Malala (@Malala) April 21, 2019
#srilanka my heart breaks with what your people have suffered today. I only ever have happy and joyous memories from my time spent there. I grieve with the families & friends who have lost loved ones to this senseless violence. May your pain be eased ??
— adnanmalik (@adnanmalik) April 21, 2019
— Sanam Saeed (@sanammodysaeed) April 21, 2019
I pray that a day comes when our hearts wont have to bleed! #srilankaterrorattack just crushed my heart again! Terrorists are of no religion, just moulds with no hearts and no respect for humanity! We’re with you #srilanka we understand the pain of loss!?
— Hareem Farooq (@FarooqHareem) April 21, 2019
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) April 21, 2019
Heart breaking..Praying for Srilanka?
I have met the most kind & hospitable humans on my trip to Colombo.
May God give you all strength to deal with this testing time.
Love & prayers for the affected families.
May we all stand together as one against terrorism #PeacefortheWorld
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) April 21, 2019
Deeply devastated by the loss of innocent lives in the terrible barbaric & craven attacks in #SriLanka. My heart goes out to the families who have lost their loved ones. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Stay strong #SriLanka. Thoughts, love and prayers ??
— ALI XEESHAN (@ALIXEESHAN) April 21, 2019
Sri Lanka ??
— Shaniera Akram (@iamShaniera) April 21, 2019
Prayers and condolences to the families affected in Sri Lanka ?? terror attack. #TerrorHasNoReligion
— Feroze Khan (@ferozekhaan) April 21, 2019
Prayers for Sri Lanka in this recent tradegy. Terrorism has no religion and no place. We know how you feel and we mourn with you. #SriLanka
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) April 21, 2019
Let’s take a moment to pray for those who have lost their lives, those who are injured for their speedy recovery, and those families that have been affected by today’s tragedy. We stand united with Sri Lanka. #SriLankaAttacks
— Ali Rehman Khan (@alirehmankhan) April 21, 2019
My heart bleeds on hearing about the devastating attack on hotels & churches on Easter in Sri Lanka.
Its a country of beautiful & loving people. Have visited several times with Pakistan team and otherwise as well. Lots of love, prayers & best wishes. #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/icagB0Ls1r
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) April 21, 2019
The beautiful places of Pearl Island are in my heart and mind. It’s terrible and shocking to hear about the losses of lives at places where I have stayed and loved… I express my sincere sympathy to all Sri Lanka. My heart goes out for the families of those who suffered.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) April 21, 2019
— Armeena Khan (@ArmeenaRK) April 21, 2019
A tragic event in #SriLanka & deeply hurt by the loss of human life in the horrific terrorist attack in #SriLankaBlasts. My deep condolences & prayers for my brothers & sisters. Humanity will rise & together we will defeat all terrorists.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) April 21, 2019
Prayers for the victims of the horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Tragic, tragic news. May Allah protect this world and its people from all evil.
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) April 21, 2019
Sri Lanka ;( pic.twitter.com/JELPu6ycqU
— jami (@jamiazaad) April 21, 2019
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) April 21, 2019
Just returned from the training session to hear about the tragic incidents in Colombo. Our prayers are with the people of #srilanka and we stand firmly with them in these difficult times.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) April 21, 2019
Sad news about terrorist attack in Sri Lanka , Condolences to all the families lost their love ones
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) April 21, 2019