Religious as well as global leaders have sentenced the sequence of blasts in Sri Lanka that has killed approximately 150 people or even more on 21st April, which also included a number of foreigners such as Dutch, British, and citizens of America.
Sources of the hospital also stated that the Japanese citizens were amongst those who got injured by the bombs. They ripped over high-end hotels as well as churches having Easter services.
Summary of the reactions by some of the leaders have been mentioned below:
As per the British Prime Minister, Theresa May the attacks was “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 twittered.
“We must stand together to make sure that no one should ever have to practice their faith in fear.”
Terrible reports from Sri Lanka about bloody attacks on hotels and churches on this Easter Sunday. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte twittered after the attacks firstly arose.
“Thoughts are with the victims and their relatives.”
Pope Francis articulated his grief over the attacks in his traditional Easter speech at the Vatican.
“I want to express my affectionate closeness with the Christian community, attacked while it was at prayer. And to all the victims of such cruel violence,” he added further.
The Catholic Church in Jerusalem had held in a previous speech. “We pray for the souls of the victims and ask for a speedy recovery of the injured. Also, ask God to inspire the terrorists to repent of their killing and intimidation.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison voiced in his statement: “To the beautiful people of Sri Lanka, Australia sends its heartfelt sympathies. Our prayer, support and our offer to do whatever we can to support you in this terrible time of need.
“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.”
A month later dozens of Muslims were killed in a shooting at two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern termed the attack as “devastating”.
“New Zealand condemns all acts of terrorism, and our resolve has only been strengthened by the attack on our soil on the 15th of March. To see an attack in Sri Lanka while people were in churches and at hotels is devastating.
“New Zealand rejects all forms of extremism and stands for freedom of religion and the right to worship safely. Collectively we must find the will and the answers to end such violence.”
Pakistan’s leader Imran Khan offered his “profound condolences” to Sri Lanka.
“Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured,” he twittered.
“My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.”
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, state that his thoughts are with the grieving families.
“There is no place for such barbarism in our region,” he tweeted. “India stands in solidarity along with the public of Sri Lanka.”
EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker conveyed his “horror and sadness” at the blasts, whereas EU foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini stated that the attacks marked “a truly sad day for the nation as well as the world”.
“Such acts of violence on this holy day are acts of violence against all beliefs and denominations. It is against all those who value the freedom of religion and the choice to worship,” she further added.
The US ambassador to Sri Lanka, Alaina Teplitz, twittered: “Deeply saddened by the senseless attacks in Sri Lanka today. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We stand with Sri Lanka’s public at this terrible moment.”