Serial blasts rock Sri Lanka; death toll nears 300 people

After living in peace for almost a decade; the country of Sri Lanka witnessed some gruesome serial bomb attacks during the Easter celebrations, which have killed 290 people and have left hundreds more injured.

Serial blasts rock Sri Lanka; death toll nears 300 people Serial blasts rock Sri Lanka; death toll nears 300 people Source : press

After living in peace for almost a decade; the country of Sri Lanka witnessed some gruesome serial bomb attacks during the Easter celebrations, which have killed 290 people and have left hundreds more injured.


The bombings took place at 3 high end hotels; which are popular among foreign tourist in Colombo and also in Churches where people were attending Easter masses. While there is no outfit that has claimed immediate responsibility for the blasts; the country officials said that they are "certainly acts of terror." 


However; the government officials have said that they have made 13 arrests so far, in connections to the blasts so far. The government has also declared a 12 hour curfew across the country and all social media servies have temporatily been banned in order to avoid widespread chaos and mayhem, through fake and disturbing news updates circulated through these social media platforms.


The Sri Lankan Prime Minister; Ranil Wickremesinghe, has tweeted," I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong. Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation."



So far; the 8 places of blasts known to us are; St. Anthony's Shrine, Colombo, St. Sebastian's Church, Negombo, Zion Church, Batticaloa, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Near Dehiwala Zoo in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia and a house in Mahawila Gardens, Dematagoda.


Our prayers with all those who lost their lives and their loved ones in this terrible turn of events! May the Gods rest the soul of the deceased!







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