World leaders have condemned the explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Sunday leaving more than 200 people dead.
Eight attacks were carried out in and around the capital, Colombo, targeting churches and hotels.
They were conducted as Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday, one of the most important events in the Christian calendar.
Three explosions went off in three churches, three in luxury hotels, one in a guest house and a last one at an undisclosed location.
Following the blasts, the Sri Lankan government has declared a 6PM to 6AM curfew in the country with immediate effect.
Identities of those killed are yet to be made public, but it is reported that one Chinese national has already been confirmed dead.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan among many others took to social media to condole with those affected by the blasts.
Here are some reactions from Twitter;
138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2019
I condemn in the strongest terms possible the Easter terror attacks in #SriLanka. This is an assault on all of humanity.
On behalf of the Turkish people, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims and the people of #SriLanka, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (@RTErdogan) April 21, 2019
Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena in connection with tragic consequences of terrorist acts
— President of Russia (@KremlinRussia_E) April 21, 2019
India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society. We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 21, 2019
Strongly condemn the horrific terrorist attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday resulting in precious lives lost & hundreds injured. My profound condolences go to our Sri Lankan brethren. Pakistan stands in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in their hour of grief.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 21, 2019