‘Terrible News’: Journalists, Celebrities Condemn Sri Lanka Blasts

Six near-simultaneous explosions rocked three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday morning, 21 April, killing at least 137 people and injuring over 400 others, in one of the deadliest blasts in the island nation's history.

Condolences poured in from journalists, cricketers and the film fraternity condemning the attack on Twitter. “Where is this hatred coming from, to target a community on a day so sacred,” journalist Rana Ayyub said.

Terming the attacks as “terror in the name of religion,” journalist Manak Gupta expressed his remorse and said, “Terrible terrible news from Sri Lanka. Multiple blasts in Churches on Easter Sunday. Has to be Terror in the name of religion. What has the world come to..!!! Sad.”

‘Deeply Saddened & Shocked by the Tragic Attacks’

Celebrities also took to Twitter to express their condemnation of the attacks. “Extremely sad at the news of bombings in Sri Lanka. It’s unfortunate that one is not able to see that violence is like a chain reaction. This has to stop!” Actress Jacqueline Fernandez tweeted.

Actor Vivek Oberoi termed the attack as an “act of cowardice on a day of prayer.” “My sincere prayers with the victims and their families. We are all with you Sri Lanka. Please stay safe,” he said.

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‘Shattered With This News From Sri Lanka’

Indian Cricketers KL Rahul, Harbhajan Singh, among others said, they were saddened with the news coming in from Sri Lanka. “Shocked and saddened to hear the news of the Sri Lanka bombings. All my prayers and thoughts for people of Sri Lanka,” KL Rahul said.

“A time of pain, introspection. A time to rise above such targeted hate.Many many prayers for families uprooted, souls departed,” Cricketer Mithali Raj tweeted.

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