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 inÂ Sri LankaÂ 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 victimsâ€™ 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! Weâ€™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
Letâ€™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 todayâ€™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. Itâ€™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