Easter Under ATTACK
3 churches and four hotels have been targeted in evil and deplorable bombings that occurred on Easter Day.
The government of Sri Lanka has declared a curfew for its citizens as well as restricting access to social media sites in response to the devastating attacks.
A police official shared with Reuters that 50 people lost their lives after St. Sebastian’s Catholic church after it was targeted.
The media reported that 25 more were killed at an evangelical church in Batticaloa.
Shangri-La Colombo, Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo were all hotels that were targeted, casualties from those attacks have yet to be reported.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for an emergency meeting of the national security council at his home in response.
“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,” Wickremesinghe said in a Tweet.
“Please avoid propagating unverified reports and speculation. The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”
Currently the government estimates the violence has led to 138 deaths and 400 wounded.