Home International Serial Blasts In Sri Lanka's Churches & Hotels; more than 52 Dead,...

Serial Blasts In Sri Lanka’s Churches & Hotels; more than 52 Dead, 300 Injured

Reading Time: 2 minutesExplosions in three churches and three hotels in and around the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo, led to death of at least 52 people and hundreds Injured.

The first explosions were reported at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St Sebastian’s Church at Katuwapitiya in the town of Negombo

A bomb attack to our church, please come and help if your family members are there,” read a post in English on the Facebook page of the St Sebastian’s Church.

Soon after the initial reports, four other blasts were confirmed by the police. Three of those were at hotels, while another was reported from a church in the town of Batticaloa.

An official at the Batticaloa hospital told AFP more than 300 people had been admitted with injuries following the blast there.

In Colombo, the blasts hit the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, the Shangrila and the Kingsbury.

At least one of the victims was killed in Colombo’s Cinnamon Grand Hotel, near the prime minister’s official residence, where the blast ripped through a restaurant, a hotel official told AFP.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Only around six percent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.

With inputs from AFP, PTI, said that she is in close touch with the Indian High Commissioner in Colombo and that the government was closely monitoring the situation in the neighboring country.

For Indian citizens in Sri Lanka requiring any assistance, the Indian embassy in Sri Lanka has tweeted out helpline numbers.

Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789 @IndiainSL

Only around six percent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka is Catholic, but the religion is seen as a unifying force because it includes people from both the Tamil and majority Sinhalese ethnic groups.

Ritu Nandalhttps://tegnotechmedia.com
Ritu Nandal is a content marketing specialist and the website owner of Khabribaba.com , sarkarijobforms.com. She’s also The Director of Tegno Tech Media Works Pvt. Ltd. and a professional Digital marketer that shares her insights, expertise, and knowledge in digital marketing, business, web design, etc. through Deep Content Analysis and posting on Resources She Manages.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

Must Read

Trump ready to assist India, Pak over Kashmir if asked by both

United States President Donald Trump is "ready to assist" India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it, the White...

Being a journalist in locked-down Kashmir

Practising journalism has never been easy in the volatile Kashmir Valley. But since the state's special status was revoked, it's become almost impossible for...

UP schoolchildren eat roti-salt under mid-day meal scheme

Children at a primary school in Hinauta village in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur on Thursday were handed chapatis for their lunch as part of the...

Raj Thackeray grilled by ED in money laundering case

IMAGE: MNS chief Raj Thackeray at ED office in Mumbai on Thursday. Photograph: Sahil Salvi Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was on Thursday grilled...

First Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2 released

IMAGE: The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2's LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface. Photograph: Courtesy...